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However, I think the book is very empowering for women. Whereas Story of O was reportedly written because the author wanted to prove a woman could write as well in the same vein as de Sade.

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The gag stifles all screams and deage all but the most violent moans, while allowing tears to flow without restraint. She is regularly stripped, blindfolded, chained and whipped ; her labium is pierced and her buttocks are branded. Jacqueline moves into O’s flat, and is seduced by her.

But she had finally come to accept as an undeniable and important verity, this constant and contradictory jumble of her emotions: This woman gives up everything. Whilst a few of the practices would be regarded as extreme in most circles, e. Paulhan admired the Marquis de Sade ‘s writing and told Desclos that a woman could not write in a similar fashion. How Culture Creates Women. The prudish, Protestant roots of society plus the pc attitudes for which feminism is responsible in part, make this a very shocking boo The original ending of this book was suppressed because it supposedly objectified ds.

You can raise welts like nobody eltsAs we dance to paukine masochism tango. Although this is in fact a shortening of the name Odile, it could also stand for “object” or “orifice”, an O being a symbolic representation of any “hole”. Treated as a possession, O finds pleasure in pain and the concept of feeling owned.

If you make the mistake of identifying with O, it’s all a bit bewildering. I ache for the touch of your lips, dear, But much more for the touch of your whipsdear.

Story of O

Jan 06, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I won’t say ‘good’ because it is too unique for such an average word. Emmanuelle Arsan claimed the Story of O inspired her to write her own erotic novel Emmanuelle Chains, whips a riding crop for christ’s sakemultiple men at multiple entrances real friends come in through the back door!


This article is about the erotic novel. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat It reminds you more of a speech than of a mere effusion; of a letter rather than a secret diary. Yet her type of submissive slavery and debasement to another human with nothing reciprocated emotionally just confirmed my first opinion, and hstoria intervening years make me dislike her subservient character less and Rege and friends even less.

Times [London, England] 3 June You should never have agreed to be a god for me if you were afraid to assume the duties of a god, and we know that they are not as tender as all that. Paupine prudish, Protestant roots of society plus the pc attitudes for which feminism is responsible in part, make this a very shocking book now. Rene uses O to titillate and satisfy his sadistic appetite as well as passing her on to others for further humiliation and pain.

And what a silent psychological break she makes to remain a body but nothing more than a toy. Oh well, I’m just a firm believer that if someone tells you to jump off a cliff and you jump off said cliff, then it’s your fault for being a cliff-jumping moron.

Pauline Réage (Author of Story of O)

You will think about love, ego, surrender, abandonment, jealousy, passion. Jean Paulhan, who hitsoria the author’s lover and the person to whom she wrote Story of O in the form of love letters, wrote the preface, “Happiness in Slavery”.

Pauline was also quote: Because he wanted to use O to lure Jacqueline into their games, not friendly support in some non-monogamous setup. The original ending of this book was suppressed because it supposedly objectified women. A sexual fantasy written entirely in an hixtoria style.

It would be interesting, but almost impossible given the lapse of time since its British publication into work out the extent to which Story of O influenced desires and practices in the kink scene; I suspect it had a role over and above reflecting some people’s pre-existing predilections. There are a surprising number of occasions, particularly in the first half or so, when O is ashamed of standard vanilla sexual desires — a reminder that the book dates from the s, and which links it with the concept of submissive sexuality as stemming from a person needing to feel [consensually] forced because of the moral and religious strictures they were used to.


Re-reading it as an adult, I found it interesting in many ways that my eighth grade self could not have, such as noticing the exploration of the boundary between will and circumstance.

Now this book has some beautiful prose and some occasional glimpse of aesthetic but some other qualities bring it down to too vulgar a taste. The writer’s true identity was not revealed until 10 years ago, when, in an interview with John de St Jorre, a British journalist and some-time foreign correspondent of The Observer, an impeccably dressed year-old intellectual called Dominique Aury born Anne Desclos acknowledged that the fantasies of castles, masks and debauchery were hers.

This is my second reading. This is a story of violence, not sex. However I read it for a psychology class.

I’m not trying to imply that’s all submission is; for plenty of people it’s not. When the film of The Story of O was released, L’Express magazine ran a feature on the novel and film. Jacqueline is repulsed when she first sees O’s chains and scars, although O herself is proud of her condition as a willing slave. Other books in the series. Mass Market Paperbackpages. An extremely disturbing piece of erotic literature that will turn your stomach a long time after having finished reading.

This is the moral of the fairy tale about the perfect woman. Init was adapted for comics by the Italian artist Guido Crepax. After lending her, forcing her to be with women and marking her permanently in every possible way, then he abandons her.