Roberte Ce Soir and The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

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M. Boyars, 1989 - Fiction - 214 pages
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Two vibrant tales of sex, religion and the philosophy of freedom.

Together these two novels comprise one of the most fascinating, obsessive and erotic works of contemporary' fiction. Both feature Octave, an elderly scholar, his striking young wife and their nephew, Antoine. In Roberte Ce Soir, the heroine, at the instigation of her husband, engages in a ritual of hospitality in which she offers herself to any guest who shows desire for her. In The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, she sets herself the task of exploring the world of sexual perversion. The ultimate goal of her scandalous yet farcical quest is the achievement of complete freedom.

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Roberte Ce Soir and the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes: And the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (French Literature)

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"Pornography with intellectual pretensions," said LJ's reviewer of this 1969 double volume, which was the first English translation of these works. Both texts offer a plethora of psychosexual banter ... Read full review

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Pierre Klossowski, writer and philosopher, was born in Paris on August 5, 1905. His writings span a wide range of topics, from Doctors of the Church to the Marquis de Sade. His last novel, The Baphomet, received the Prix des Critique in France (1965).

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