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James Wood: Jamie Quatro's stories of adultery.

March 20, 2013

The scholar Tony Tanner once suggested that the novel of adultery, made famous in the nineteenth century by Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Fontane, oscillates between the Old and the New Testaments. On the one hand, the adulterous woman is judged, condemned, cast out; on the other, she is understood, forgiven, accommodated . . . (Subscription required.)

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