The Love Quest

The Love Quest

by Anne Cumming
     
 

In this extraordinary volume of autobiography, the author of The Love Habit looks back on her travels and love affairs between the years 1952 and 1965. From a Parisian orgy attended by two Very Important Persons, to a passionate romance with a ruthless Tunisian gangster, she recounts her exotic adventures in colorful detail and with disarming candor. She

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In this extraordinary volume of autobiography, the author of The Love Habit looks back on her travels and love affairs between the years 1952 and 1965. From a Parisian orgy attended by two Very Important Persons, to a passionate romance with a ruthless Tunisian gangster, she recounts her exotic adventures in colorful detail and with disarming candor. She also writes perceptively about growing older and about her relationships with her children, husbands, lovers, and friends, including the writer and artist Brion Gysin, the only man she loved but never slept with. Witty, wise, and sensual, this is the compelling story of a remarkable woman.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A follow-up to her first volume of sexual memoirs (The Love Habit), this lightweight and poorly written book details the erotic life of Cumming, a socially prominent Englishwoman whose first husband was a cousin of the Queen Mother. It begins in 1952, when she left her second husband at the age of 35 to embark on a series of sexual adventures in such enticing locales as Morocco, Egypt, Rome and Paris with men of varied ethnic backgrounds and sexual appetites. Although chiefly devoted to graphic accounts of Cumming's multiple love affairs, the narrative also touches on her work as a translator and adapter of film scripts and includes descriptions of the countries she has visited. Cummings passionate life (covered here through 1966) was probably a lot more fun to live than it is to read about in a memoir more tedious than titillating. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780720608359
Publisher:
Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date:
08/01/1991
Pages:
200

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