Two Erotic Tales: Aphrodite and the Songs of Bilitis
Two Erotic Tales by Pierre Louÿs includes The Songs of Bilitis, which I have already reviewed, and Aphrodite. Aphrodite is the story of Demetrios and Chrysis. Chrysis is a famous courtesan in Alexendria; Demetrios the famous sculptor and lover of the queen. During a chance meeting between the two Demetrios falls in love with Chrysis. But she is disdainful and says she will only bestow her favors upon him if he gets her three gifts. Demetrios must steal a silver mirror from Rhodopis, another famo...more
There were definitely sections that I enjoyed and sections (or mostly lines) that were the author's opinion (as well as the MC's) and were not my own. That hardly ever means I won't enjoy a book, though.
I loved the poetry of the language and loved many of the supporting characters--like the two mus ...more