What might be termed mystic erotica, this is almost an apache dance of anguish and abandonment, and is intended to portray...

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What might be termed mystic erotica, this is almost an apache dance of anguish and abandonment, and is intended to portray Woman at war with herself. In Freudian, frenzied fashion, practically undulating with passion, is Stella, driven by the dualism of her outer semblance as a movie star and the real Stella; Lillian, who is violent and aggressive (she looks like a white Negress), and attacks alternately the frail femininity of Djuna, then Jay, ""playboy of the mother bound earth""- we quote; and finally Sabina...Illustrations in line might, perhaps, be termed interpretive. Engravings by Ian Hugo. P.L's -- pass it firmly by.

Pub Date: Oct. 21, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1946