Man’s consent not essential ingredient of French marriage, Brooklyn artist hopes

A Brooklyn artist has invoked an obscure French legal provision that she believes will allow her to marry a French writer, Comte De Lautréamont (pictured to the right), who’s been dead for 134 years. The poet wrote “Les Chants De Maldoror”:

one of the masterpieces of 19th century French literature. His death at the age of 24, capped a short, controversial, and mysterious career.

She must have been talking to that fake dragon guy. No really, never mind that she emailed me unbidden and that the story is posted on a free PR wire site, I’m sure it’s true love. Nobody ever does anything in this town for attention.

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