Originally published in 1894 under the title Les Chansons de Bilitis, this provocative collection of poetry was purportedly translated from the Ancient Greek but was, in fact, the product of the imagination of French poet Pierre Louÿs.
A faux contemporary of the poet Sappho, Bilitis offers the modern reader these seductive, sensual, and unashamed celebrations of female sexuality.
A beautiful book for the bedside.
LIPS OF BILITIS
Translated by Lono Taggers
Illustrations by Willy Pogány
Paperback; 186 pp., $14
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