Fiction. Erotica. Translated from the French by an unattributed translator. THE IMAGE is one of the most acclaimed and famous erotic novels of all time. One of only five erotic novels credited with truly literary status by Susan Sontag (in her essay The Pornographic Imagination), it is a story of bondage, dominance, and submission in the tradition of The Story of O. The narrator, Jean, gets help from Claire in the domination of the subservient Anne in a series of sexually explicit scenarios.
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... dress more closely. The more I looked at her, her features and lines of her body
, the more graceful she seemed, gentle and shy, with the movements of a timid
ballerina whose slight awkwardness only makes her charm all the more touching.
"Now, go ahead," Claire ordered. Anne held her right hand out toward the half-
opened flower. Very gently she ran her finger tips around the outer edges of the
petals, partly closed, barely touching their tender pink flesh. She ran her fingers.
I realize that they are both dead, but still warm. Their bodies have been pierced
by many triangular stab wounds in the most propitious areas. A little blood marks
each wound. It is just starting to coagulate, I discover, touching it with my finger.
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The hardcover Grove Press copy, clocking in at 143 pages, makes this book a pretty fast read, that is, if it weren't so pathetically boring. I know I know, Susan Sontag has blessed it with true ... Read full review