Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Comment: De Maupassant

from Anonymous...

When I took French at college, we were assigned to read Maupassant's "Une Vie," a depressing novel about a woman's wasted life -- wasted largely because she had no children. Unbenknownst to her, her husband prevented conception by performing coitus interruptus, only referred to obliquely. I was 17 years old and had no idea what was meant. I couldn't figure out how what he was doing and how it kept his wife from conceiving. We were so innocent then....

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