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The Songs of Bilitis
     

The Songs of Bilitis

by Pierre Louys, Alvah C. Bessie (Translator), Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
 

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These passionate verses were published in Paris in 1894 as the lost works of a disciple of Sappho. Between their open celebration of lesbian love and the eventual revelation of their true authorship—the verses actually were written by French novelist and poet Pierre Louÿs—they became a succès de scandale. Although debunked as a work

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These passionate verses were published in Paris in 1894 as the lost works of a disciple of Sappho. Between their open celebration of lesbian love and the eventual revelation of their true authorship—the verses actually were written by French novelist and poet Pierre Louÿs—they became a succès de scandale. Although debunked as a work of antiquity, The Songs of Bilitis remains a classic of erotic literature.
More than 160 sensual illustrations by the famed Hungarian-born American artist Willy Pogány grace the pages of this lovely keepsake edition. Reprinted from a sensitive translation of the original French edition by Alvah C. Bessie, it features extensive annotations. Contains adult material.

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ISBN-13:
9780486477374
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/18/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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