Literary Birthday - 23 September - Anne Declos

Anne Desclos was born 23 September 1907, and died 27 April 1998


What could I do? I couldn’t paint, I couldn’t write poetry. What could I do to make him sit up?

On why she had written The Story of O for her lover, Jean Paulhan.

Desclos was a French journalist, translator, editor, judge of literary prizes, and novelist who wrote under the pseudonyms Dominique Aury and Pauline Réage. Desclos wrote a graphic, sadomasochistic novel under the pseudonym Pauline Réage in June 1954. Titled Histoire d’O (Story of O), it was an enormous, though controversial, commercial success. 

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