Woman announces she is divorcing her pirate ghost husband.
The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques-Louis David, 1784. Louvre, Paris.
Volume VII, Number 2 | spring 2014
A character in Stendhal’s The Red and the Black, which is set in the run-up to the July Revolution in France, says at one point, “Politics…is a stone tied round the neck of literature which submerges it in less than six months. Politics in the midst of imaginative matter is like a pistol shot in the middle of a concert. The noise is racking without being energetic. It does not harmonize with the sound of any instrument.”
The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.—Germaine Greer, 1970
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