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  • n. the body of a female human being


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  • I was working on an article on the encoding of the female body in Renée’s dressing room in La Curée and had been invited to speak at a Zola symposium at Paris VII—Zola was big with the poststructuralist crowd for the same reason he was unpopular with Henry James.

    Dreaming in French

  • Her exquisitely Grafted human female body elicited certain responses in his supremely healthy human male body.

    Yon Ill Wind

  • It was she, rather than my aunt, who taught me the workings of the female body (in words other than the anatomy textbooks I had previously depended upon, which concealed and obfuscated rather than clarified).

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice


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