The Body (short story)

The Body ("Un corpo") is a short story by Camillo Boito. It is a psychological study of two obsessive men, an artist and an anatomist who lust after the beauty of Charlotte, the former's mistress. Eventually, their self-destructive obsession borders on necrophilia.

Although nowhere near as famous as Boito's other story, "Senso", "The Body" is considered[by whom?] to be one of the author's best works and has recently[when?] been adapted into an opera by the Greek composer Kharálampos Goyós.