THE CASTLE OF COMMUNION • Bernard NoëlAtlas Press / 1993 / paperback
When Le Château de Cène first appeared in France in 1969, under the sonorous pseudonym of Urbain d’Orlhac, it created a sensation. Immediately recognised as being among the finest works of French literary eroticism (along with, say, Bataille’s Story of the Eye, or Reages Story of O), its author was soon identified: the poet and essayist Bernard Noël, born in 1930. The author recounts an intense initiatory sexual quest which occurs on a mysterious remote island.
︎ Condition note: A used book in Good condition / some chipping and rubbing to edges of book / shelfwear / sturdy binding / interior pages free of marks or underlinings