it's incredible how this character pursues the erotic with such intent. a magnificent obsession. i think it is above all a love story. there's an excellent essay by susan sontag in the edition that i have.
Compared to many other old erotic novels, this one has stood the test of time very well. The majority of books in this genre is clumsily written and is simply put nothing but pornography. This novel shows that great erotica is more than just erotica.
Perv's read this book. I enjoyed it.
Perverse, erotic, surrealistic, philosophical, disgusting, French - you don't come across many like this!
It's truly one of a kind tale of perversion, beauty, psychology, in a surrealism land scape of purity, and filth.
Only Mr Bataille could write such a beauty.
The Marquise would have been proud;)