#SundayMusing: Susan holds the pen

Continuing the never-ending dialogue with those elusive characters, it is my pleasure to hand over the pen to Susan, perhaps the most sinful creation of this writer's delirious imagination. I dislike your introduction: yes, I recognise that you have placed me in situations that many readers may find distasteful. But, pray, remember that yesterday's taboos are today's fads, … Continue reading #SundayMusing: Susan holds the pen

O m’a dit: Régine Deforges’ interview of Pauline Réage (cont’d) #literature

I am posting here, on several pages, the end of my translation of Régine Deforges' s interview of Pauline Réage (1975) . The beginning is here. RD - What seduces you in  a woman, what draws you to her? PR - Her beauty, and her courage. RD - Her beauty? PR - In essence, yes. I … Continue reading O m’a dit: Régine Deforges’ interview of Pauline Réage (cont’d) #literature

Régine Desforges and Pauline Réage: O m’a dit

I will be posting here the whole text of Régine Desforges' s interview of Pauline Réage, author of Histoire d'O (© 1975, 1995 Éditions Jean-Jacques Pauvert). Régine Deforges interviews Pauline Réage in 1975, twenty one years after "Histoire d’O" was published (1954).  Régine is then forty, and in 1968 founded her own publishing house, “L’Or du … Continue reading Régine Desforges and Pauline Réage: O m’a dit