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One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed
One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed (Paperback)
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One very hot Italian summer, a schoolgirl sits alone in her bedroom, staring at posters of Marlene Dietrich and listening to classical music. She strips before her mirror, examining her adolescent body pleasurably, yet without desire. She writes: 'I want love, diary. I want to feel my heart melt, to see the stalactites of my ice shatter and sink in the river of passion, of beauty'. The narrator searches for love but the men she meets only want sex. With the pain of unrequited love comes the excitement caused by her discovery of the sexual power she has over men (and other women). This diary of a teenage girl's sex life is a work of deceptive innocence. Influenced by Nabokov and Anais Nin, it is both erotic and literary. When the book was first published, it was assumed that this could not be the work of a teenager. In fact it is the first novel of a young writer of great literary talent.

Fiction & Poetry >> Modern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 04/07/2005 ISBN-13: 9781852427887  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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