Monday August 3, 2020

Lust and lectures in a resurrected classic

The Art of Joy by Goliarda Sapienza. Penguin Classics, €31.50. Reviewed by Sara Keating.

3rd August, 2013
Goliarda Sapienza wrote part of The Art of Joy while in prison.

The Art of Joy


EL James has a lot to answer for. The writer behind the notorious Fifty Shades trilogy has ushered in an era where erotic women's fiction is not just openly read and discussed, but actually trendy. Penguin Classics have jumped on the bandwagon with their publication of The Art of Joy, a book by Italian writer Goliarda Sapienza, which was finished in 1976 but had remained unpublished until after her death, having...

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