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Sappho of Lesbos

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 21st 1986 by Star Books (first published 1971)
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First released in America in 1960 through Castle Books under the editorial pseudonymn Michel Darius, bearing the subtitle ‘The Autobiography of a Strange Woman’, this is the one erotic title of Trocchi’s not to be released as part of Maurice Girodias’s erotic series for Olympia Press in Paris. Trocchi handpicks various popular beliefs about Sappho’s life for his novel, such as her marriage to the wealthy merchant Cercylas (named Cercolas here), and that she hurled herself from the Leucadian clif ...more
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Alexander Trocchi was a Scottish novelist. He lived in Paris in the early 1950s and edited the literary magazine Merlin, which published Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Christopher Logue and Pablo Neruda, among others. Although he was never published in Merlin, American writer Terry Southern (who lived in Paris from 1948-1952) became a close friend of both Trocchi and his colleague Richard Seaver, a ...more
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