The Secret Life of Wives


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    The Secret Life of Wives

    Pietro Aretino

    Hesperus 2006

    Paperback 93pp

    9781843911227   Product Code: 99632

    The satirical Ragionamenti ('Discussions') by Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) are neo-Platonic dialogues set in a brothel, where a seasoned prostitute and a novice examine the career options for women - as nuns, wives or whores. This second dialogue discusses the scandalous and often hilarious goings-on within marriage. Translated, with an introduction, by Andrew Brown.

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