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Tim Parks: ‘Graziella’, 21 February 2019

Graziella 
by Alphonse deLamartine, translated by Raymond MacKenzie.
Minnesota, 168 pp., £12.99, November 2018, 978 1 5179 0247 6
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... Ecstasy​ and chastity. In Alphonse deLamartine’s two most famous novels, a young man and woman seem to feel for each other what we usually think of as romantic love, but never become lovers, don’t kiss and hardly touch. The ostensible reasons for this are social and moral ...

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