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Now that I have the writing and the first round of heavy structural editing done, am studying the memoirs of a 19th century French hermaphrodite to see if there might be erotic elements I have missed, or might want to weave in. The book is, Herculine Barbin - Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth-Century French Hermaphrodite (Introduced by Michel Foucault).  This memoir travels a sexual narrative opposite to the one I write in Annabel (Herculine is brought up female while Annabel is raised as a male child in a hyper-male trapping and hunting culture in a remote Labrador village), and it will be interesting to read. 
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On November 6th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC), zadcat commented:
Have you read The Wasp Factory ?
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On November 10th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC), kathleenwinter replied:
No - must go look it up. Thanks!
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On November 13th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC), zadcat replied:
Hm. Do, but I should mention it's pretty unstinting stuff. Not best read over breakfast, as they say. But also hilarious in places.
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