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Lustucru: From Severed Heads to Ready-Made Meals

- June 13, 2019 in bogeyman, Culture & History, decapitation, folklore, forge, les précieuses, Lustucru, misogyny, pasta, violence

Jé Wilson charts the migration of the Lustucru figure through the French cultural imagination — from misogynistic blacksmith bent on curbing female empowerment, to child-stealing bogeyman, to jolly purveyor of packaged pasta.