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Story of O The Story of O relates the progressive willful debasement of a young and beautiful Parisian fashion photographer, O, who wants nothing than to be a slave to her lover, Ren The test is severe sexual in method, psychological in substance The artistic interest here has precisely to do with the use not only of erotic materials but also erotic methods, the deliberate stimulation of the reader as a part of and means to a total, authentic literary experience Eliot Fremont Smith, The New York Times

10 thoughts on “Story of O

  1. says:

    i am not going to write a serious review of this book if you want to talk about why bondage erotica is bad for women or how negation porn makes its readers complicit in the victimization of women halfway across the globe or to sip tea and talk about depersonalization or dehumanization or anything even remotely intelligentpower to you, but this book bored me so muc

  2. says:

    The original ending of this book was suppressed because it supposedly objectified women However, I think the book is very empowering for women It makes very clear the difference between being submissive as a person and being submissive as a sexual preference O is a successful career woman who gets her freak on as a sexual slave We are all hedonists at heart The prudis

  3. says:

    Since my child is currently one of my 2 friends, I will refrain from writing a real review of this book Manon, when you re living far far away and are much older you should check this out And when you do, please don t tell me about it.

  4. says:

    I never had any intention of reading Story of O until I was recently asked to review it I knew I wouldn t like it, that it is not the kind of erotica I usually waste my Sunday afternoons with, so rather than purchasing the whole thing, I instead decided to read theKindle sample That, I m afraid, was waythan enough I m not sure whether the sample starts at the beginning of the

  5. says:

    The most useful piece of advice on literary criticism that I ve ever come across is Nabokov s dictum to identify with the author, not the characters This book is a perfect example If you make the mistake of identifying with O, it s all a bit bewildering Why exactly is she interested in being blindfolded, tied up, whipped, and fucked from all angles by a bunch of people she doesn

  6. says:

    At first most people read this as erotica However I read it for a psychology class There is a much deeper story if you read it from a different perspective Sad, definitely This woman gives up everything I don t mean everything in the passive way we use it today I mean right down to her voice She only speaks a few times, I can count the number of times on one hand She gives away her c

  7. says:

    Anonymous author grabs her reader by the proverbial balls right before bedtime god damn itE L James should be ashamed What I m reading here is pure artistry and I almost wonder if the author isn t writing from experience It s very difficult to explain these types of sexual and psychological relationships unless you ve been in one.RTC but let me say thisREALLY ANONYMOUS What s with that e

  8. says:

    I did read this some years ago so honesty compels me to list it here For those of you who haven t yet had the pleasure, I can save you some time All you need are these few verses from Tom Lehrer the book itself is much less amusing I quote them here because it s just possible some of you will not know this lovely ballad.I ache for the touch of your lips, dear, But muchfor the touch of your w

  9. says:

    English Espa olOMG what did I just read This is horrible and tremendously boring, every time I started reading my eyes closed.It did not seem erotic, but totally abusive to those who not only accept it, but also yearn for it, demonstrating that it must be a person with serious psychological problems and zero self esteem.O, the protagonist, a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer, has Rene as a

  10. says:

    This book must have been really something when it first came out, but to me, this was just another one of those unintentionally funny chick flicks I do realize I completely missed the point of this book, because it just completely flew by me.I won t go into detail too much but the story begins when O and her lover Rene I use an Allo Allo accent here are in the backseat of a taxi, and O is instructed

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About the Author: Pauline Réage

Fifty years ago, an extraordinary pornographic novel appeared in Paris Published simultaneously in French and English, Story of O portrayed explicit scenes of bondage and violent penetration in spare, elegant prose, the purity of the writing making the novel seem reticent even as it dealt with demonic desire, with whips, masks and chains Pauline R age, the author, was a pseudonym, and many people thought that the book could only have been written by a man The writer s true identity was not revealed until 10 years ago, when, in an interview with John de St Jorre, a British journalist and some time foreign correspondent of The Observer, an impeccably dressed 86 year old intellectual called Dominique Aury born Anne Desclos acknowledged that the fantasies of castles, masks and debauchery were hers Aury was an eminent figure in literary France, and had been when she wrote the book at the age of 47 A translator, editor and judge of literary prizes, for a quarter of a decade, Aury was the only woman to sit on the reading committee of publishers Gallimard a body that also included Albert Camus and was a holder of the L gion d Honneur She could scarcely have beenhighbrow, nor, according to de St Jorre,quietly and soberly dressed,nun like.Read the full text at

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