STORY OF O: Searching for the book (UK)

“The year was 1967, the place was Fort McClellan, Alabama; I was twenty years old, and the book was Story of O by Pauline Réage. I read it with intense interest... even the most casual reader must ultimately find himself implicated in the paradoxes and ambiguities of this unsettling novel. For here is a story … Continue reading STORY OF O: Searching for the book (UK)

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SHARING ‘O’: Krafft-Ebing’s Candaulism

  In the Jewish 'Book of Esther' (also known in Hebrew as "the Scroll") a tale unfolds that begins, as Wikipedia informs us, “with Ahasuerus, ruler of the Persian Empire, holding a lavish banquet, initially for his court and dignitaries and afterwards for all inhabitants of the capital city, Shushan. On the seventh day, Ahasuerus … Continue reading SHARING ‘O’: Krafft-Ebing’s Candaulism