Slavic Sins of the Flesh: Food and Sex in Russian Literature


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Ronald LeBlanc

Ronald D. LeBlanc is Professor of Russian and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire and Research Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of a book on Russian picaresque fiction (The Russianization of Gil Blas, 1986) and another on the use of food imagery and eating metaphors in 19th-century Russian literature to express male sexual desire (Slavic Sins of the Flesh: Food, Sex, and Carnal Appetite in Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction, 2009), as well as a score of articles and book chapters on Russian literature.

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