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Grim fairy tales…

Dina Goldstein’s Fallen Princess Project…  very grim fairy tales indeed. (From JPG Magazine)

As we wish upon a star, we note that the anti-fabulist Gustave Flaubert went on trial in Paris on this date in 1857 for “offences against public morality,” a transgression attributed by prosecutors to his novel Madame Bovary.

Flaubert

Coincidentally on that same day,  Charles Baudelaire’s slim volume of verse, Les Fleurs du Mal, was published; prosecutors quickly nailed him and his publishers on the same charge.

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June 25, 2009 at 12:01 am

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