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Belle de Jour #belledejour
Joseph Kessel
This is the classic work of erotic fiction by one of France's greatest writers. In a world that blurs the lines between feminism and female sexuality, "Belle de Jour" remains as vital and controversial today as it was on its 1960 debut. Severine Serizy is a wealthy and beautiful Parisian housewife. She loves her husband, but she cannot share physical intimacy with him, and her vivid sadomasochistic fantasies drive her to seek employment at a brothel. Famous for its unflinching eroticism, Joseph Kessel's novel continues to offer an eye-opening glance into a unique female psyche.