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  • _cochonnerie_ of the lower kind, relieved partially by a libellous but impossible story about our Edward the _Fifth_ and the poet Villon again, as well as by the appearance of an interesting but not previously mentioned member of the crew of the _Thalamége_ (Pantagruel's flagship), the great cat Rodilardus.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • Tout cela c’est de la cochonnerie .... 4 Do you know what I like?

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • a "veritable cochonnerie litteraire," while "Jean-Louis" has "several rather funny jokes, and some not bad attempts at character, but a detestable plot."

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

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