I cannot even begin to imagine the outrage this novel must have caused. SUNY Press. After eight days there was no longer any need for an instrument, and O's lover told her that he was happy she was now doubly open and that he would make certain she remained so.
They said that, with the exception of her hands, which would be held just above her head, she would thus be able to move and see the blows coming: O's backside up to her waist, her thighs, her slender legs, was framed in the cascading folds of green silk and white linen. Not, in any case, as long as Rene and that stranger were staring at her in silence, as they were presently doing.