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The pure and the impure

Author: Colette; Herma Briffault
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This guided tour of the erotic nether-world with which Colette was so intimately acquainted begins in the darkness and languor of a fashionable opium den, and continues as a series of unforgettable encounters with men and, especially, women whose lives have been improbably and yet permanently transfigured by the power of desire. Lucid and lyrical, The Pure and the Impure stands out as one of modern literature's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colette; Herma Briffault
ISBN: 094032248X 9780940322486
OCLC Number: 44083910
Description: xviii, 184 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Pur et l'impur.
Responsibility: Colette ; translated by Herma Briffault ; introduction by Judith Thurman.
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"This guided tour of the erotic nether-world with which Colette was so intimately acquainted begins in the darkness and languor of a fashionable opium den, and continues as a series of unforgettable encounters with men and, especially, women whose lives have been improbably and yet permanently transfigured by the power of desire. Lucid and lyrical, The Pure and the Impure stands out as one of modern literature's subtlest reckonings not only with the varieties of sexual experience, but with the unlikely nature of love."--Jacket.

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