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A bad book, and filthily written

# 25: Alan Haynes, Untam'd Desire: Sex in Elizabethan England

This is not a writer with a mastery of the narrative art. The overwhelming impression left by this work is one of breathless gossip, and endless litany of who did what to whom, coupled with some naive defenses of Elizabeth's presumed virginity and innocence and a profound sense of teenaged giggling behind hands, rather a lot of very foolish attempts at history via literary criticism... and very little useful information or history.

What an annoying text. I confess to skimming the second half.
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    Mac Rebennack is on NPR this morning, talking about missing Fats Domino's chitlins. This is a fantastic interview.

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