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Story of O

Austryn Wainhouse: The Anonymous Translator of 'O'

Mary Duncan | Posted 07.31.2015 | Books
Mary Duncan

Austryn Wainhouse, the translator, writer and publisher who died last September at the age of 87 in Uzes, France, was the second translator of the erotic French novel, Histoire d'O or Story of O by Pauline Réage

A French Village Says Farewell to Jean-Jacques Pauvert

Mary Duncan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Mary Duncan

More than a hundred friends and family gathered on a bright, sunny day in Le Rayol's city hall to say farewell to Jean-Jacques Pauvert, the iconic French publisher, who died on September 27, 2014. He was 88 years old.

Fifty Shades of S&M

Caryl Rivers | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Caryl Rivers

What should we make of the fact that American women have made a huge bestseller out of a novel that might be titled Fifty Shades of S&M?

'Fifty Shades Of Grey': Is The Hottest-Selling Book In America Really Just 'S&M For Dummies?'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.12.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

As a reading experience, Fifty Shades or Grey is a sad joke, puny of plot, padded with conversations that are repeated five or six times and email exchanges that are neither romantic nor witty.