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The Soul-Drinker: and Other Decadent Fantasies (Paperback)

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By Jean Lorrain, Brian Stableford (Translator)
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No other writer of the fin-de-si cle period undertook a more elaborate exploration of perversities and abnormalities than Jean Lorrain, and no one else went as far afield in the search for discoveries of that curious kind than he did. Perhaps, given the variety of human behavior, it was not possible for him actually to invent perversities that no one actually practiced, or were even tempted to practice, but what is certain is that no one ever examined the anatomy of eroticism, including its wilder extremes, with a greater analytical fervor.

In this, the second collection of short stories by Jean Lorrain to be made available in English, exquisitely translated by Brian Stableford, psychological studies of amorous perversity are presented together with mock-folktales, giving further evidence of the amazing inventiveness and imagination of one of the key figures of the Decadent Movement.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781943813094
ISBN-10: 1943813094
Publisher: Snuggly Books
Publication Date: July 18th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English