Lorin Stein, Maupassant, and illicit sex

23 04 2010

Lorin Stein has recently been confirmed as the new editor of the Paris Review. On the basis of this interview with him at More Intelligent Life, I am excited to see what he does with the Review. Also of interest to me: Lorin’s essay in Harper’s concerning Maupassant and illicit sex. Interesting read. Seems like an interesting guy.

The kind of understanding that interests Maupassant, here and throughout his fiction, is what happens between lovers: the complicity, the seduction, the compromise.
—Lorin Stein

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