Black Venus (and Madame Delphine)

17 Apr

For her presentation Katrice discovered this book: Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French and it promises to be very interesting.

She also brought our attention to Mme. Delphine Lalaurie. She is rumored to be a quadroon, but I am not yet sure Louisiana writer George Washington Cable’s novel Madame Delphine (in which the character is explicitly quadroon) is about Delphine Lalaurie or not.

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Posted by on April 17, 2008 in Bibliography, Torgovnick


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