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ISBN: 0486256707
Author: Pierre Louys,Willy Pogany,Alvah C. Bessie
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications; First Edition edition (June 1, 1988)
Pages: 192
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 341
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The Songs of Bilitis Hardcover – January 21, 2010. The author of the book that mentioned it discussed it in the context of a person named Natalie Barney and how she should have been wondering about the fact that this gay guy was writing lesbian stuff

The Songs of Bilitis Hardcover – January 21, 2010. by. Pierre Louÿs (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Pierre Louÿs (Author), Willy Pogány (Illustrator), Alvah C Bessie (Translator) & 0 more. The author of the book that mentioned it discussed it in the context of a person named Natalie Barney and how she should have been wondering about the fact that this gay guy was writing lesbian stuff. As such, well, very historical and I occassionally for the idea that it is classic so I shall like it!

The Songs of Bilitis (/bɪˈliːtɪs/; French: Les Chansons de Bilitis) is a collection of erotic, essentially lesbian, poetry by Pierre Louÿs published in Paris in 1894 (see 1894 in poetry).

The Songs of Bilitis (/bɪˈliːtɪs/; French: Les Chansons de Bilitis) is a collection of erotic, essentially lesbian, poetry by Pierre Louÿs published in Paris in 1894 (see 1894 in poetry). Since Louÿs claimed that he had translated the original poetry from Ancient Greek, this work is considered a pseudotranslation.

Alvah Cecil Bessie (June 4, 1904 – July 21, 1985) was an American novelist, journalist and screenwriter who was . The Songs of Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs, translated by Alvah C. Bessie, illustrations by Willy Pogany. New York : Macy-Masius, 1926.

Alvah Cecil Bessie (June 4, 1904 – July 21, 1985) was an American novelist, journalist and screenwriter who was imprisoned for ten months and blacklisted by the movie studio bosses for being one of the group known as the Hollywood Ten. Contents. The Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau. Translated by Alvah C. Bessie. Claude Kendall: New York, 1931. a b c Stanley Weintraub, The Last great cause. The intellectuals and the Spanish civil war. London : W. H. Allen, 1968.

Although debunked as a work of antiquity, The Songs of Bilitis remains a classic of erotic literature. Contains adult material. These passionate verses were published in Paris in 1894 as the lost works of a disciple of Sappho.

The Songs of Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs; translated by Alvah C Bessie, illustrations by Willy Pogany, at. .

The Songs of Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs; translated by Alvah C Bessie, illustrations by Willy Pogany, at sacred-texts. This was a dodge to circumvent now-defunct censorship laws. The version this particular etext is based on was printed in 1926, and has sensual and very witty Art Deco illustrations by Wily Pogany. For more information on the context of this work, refer to my essay on Sappho.

Although debunked as a work of antiquity, The Songs of Bilitis remains a classic of.The Songs of Bilitis - Pierre Louÿs.

Illustrated with erotic drawings by Willy Pogany. English version by Alvah C.

The Songs of Bilitis remains a classic of erotic literature . Poetry & Drama Romance.

Pierre Louÿs, Willy Pogány (Illustrator). Alvah C. Bessie (Translator). Les Chansons de Bilitis sont l’œuvre la plus célèbre de Pierre Louÿs(1870-1925), un romancier français, qui s'est ici amusé à monter une petite mystification, faisant croire qu'il s'agissait d'un Et maintenant, sur les pâles prairies d'asphodèles, je me promène, ombre impalpable, et le souvenir de ma vie terrestre est la joie de ma.

Classic of erotic literature (1894), celebrating lesbian love, translation of original edition, complete with 161 sensuous illustrations by Willi Pogany.

Comments:

Mitars Riders
It was good experience and Item was very good and clean
Cordanara
Years ago I read one translation of this lyric poem which at least is original. It gives the feeling of a translation from the original Greek which it is not.
Bukus
This is an interesting book, a slim volume, not quite what I thought (it's also partly in Greek). Worth a look.
Kelerana
I was so disappointed when I received this book. It was not advertised correctly. I was looking for Franz Felix's illistrations and there were none. I paid way too much for this book, to be so disappointed.
Dranar
Louys's delightful fraud first appeared in the 1890s, nearly 120 years ago at this writing. From today's vantage point, it's hard to say how this was originally taken. By today's standards, it tends toward the mild, even coy. Back then, however, it seems to have been taken as a direct piece of erotica. So, to avoid censure for originating such a scandalous work, Louys shielded himself behind the work's supposed antiquity - since, if it came down from the revered ancients of Western culture, couldn't be naughty. That charade was unmasked soon enough, giving Bilitis its proper place among Louys's other sensual writings.

This translation first appeared in 1926. Since I have not seen the French original, I can not comment on its fidelity to Louys's writing. At least one chapter ("The Object") gives reason to think that the translator might have shied from a few of the more explicit passages, however. Despite that, the general tone comes through warmly, if overly sentimental at times.

Pogany's illustrations add a pleasant note to the text. Although the cover says there are over 160 of his lithe line drawings, that ignores the fact that the pictures repeat many times. The number of unique images is far less. Too bad - the lean lines and tinges of Art Nouveau contribute to this book's charm. The same number of pictures but with more variety would have made an enjoyable read even more enjoyable. Although tame by modern standards, the text and images still have the pwer to charm readers.

-- wiredweird
Zaryagan
I spent several days skimming this book. If you don't know, it was written by Pierre Louys who claimed he had found the lost works Bilitis in 1894. He perpetuated a really great literary fraud. It wasn't. He made them up. The author was referenced a couple of times in another book I read and I wanted it after reading it. The author of the book that mentioned it discussed it in the context of a person named Natalie Barney and how she should have been wondering about the fact that this gay guy was writing lesbian stuff. As such, well, very historical and I occassionally for the idea that it is classic so I shall like it! That said, it is poetry and it looks good... but honestly, not all my taste. It pretty much has that authentic Greek feel from what I remember reading but yeah. It isn't my taste in general. Well written but not my cup of tea.
Vrion
In the late 1890's this book was published as an ancient and recently unearthed work written by a disciple of Sappho, but it was really written by a young French erotic photographer/poet named Pierre Louys. Even the scholars of Greek antiquity and ancient Greek literature were at first duped! But despite Louys' deception, these poems are very nice, worth reading if you enjoy ancient love poetry with slight lesbian undertones.
David Rehak
author of "Poems From My Bleeding Heart"

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