Glimpsing La Vièio ié Danso – “The Untouchable Wild Goddess” – in Jóusè d’Arbaud’s Beast of Vacarés by Joyce Zonana

Early in Jouse d’Arbaud’s 1926 Provencal novella, The Beast of Vacares, the narrator, a 15 th century gardian or bull herder, describes how in summer la Vieio ie danso–the Old Dancer — “can be glimpsed on the dazzle salt flats” that surrounding the Vacares lagoon in the Camargue part of Southern France. In a tone, […]