This is an examination of Louis Bunuel's Belle de Jour, a piece about a bourgeoise wife who lives a secret afternoon life as a prostitute. The book examines the film and its reflections on truth, fiction and fantasy, and its social insight on the tale of a woman clearing her mind of its ghosts.
About the Author
Michael Wood is Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English at Princeton University. He is the author of three previous books, most recently The Magician’s Doubts, an acclaimed analysis of Nabokov’s works. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.