The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1682   Message #5907
Posted By: Peter Timmerman
29-May-97 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Auctioning Off Wives
Subject: RE: Query: Auctioning off Wives
A1: I saw "Jude the Obscure" the other night, and when I read the thread about the Hiring Fair, it popped out! Alternatively, I could say I was working on a thesis on the intrusion of the cash nexus into folkoric practices of Victorian England with reference to the works of Thomas Hardy and Foucault's History of Sexuality. A2: If I had either would I be sitting here strumming "Lemon Tree" (another hot new candidate for exorcism)? Sheesh. Can't get away with anything around here. Yours, Peter