Orplid

Orplid has been described as "less a song than an incantation." Indeed, no other word suffices for this enchanted and enchanting evocation of the mythical isle of Orplid as conjured by its guardian goddess, Weylas
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Belles-Femmes
Photo by Helmut Newton
Belles-Lettres
Charles Baudelaire - 'Poèmes Choisis', 1922
Illustration Josef Eberz
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Charles Baudelaire - 'Femmes Damnées'
Illustration C.F. Malpertuy
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Charles Baudelaire - 'Femmes Damnées'
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'Mémoires de Fanny Hill'
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Lectures Amoureuses

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Lectures Amoureuses

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Léonor Fini - illustration pour 'Histoire d'O' by Pauline Réage, édition Tchou, 1968
Pauline Réage is the pseudonym for Dominque Aury

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Léonor Fini - illustration pour 'Histoire d'O' by Pauline Réage, édition Tchou, 1968

Pauline Réage is the pseudonym for Dominque Aury

Coeur De Pirate - Les amours devouees

Coeur De Pirate - 'Les Amours Dévouées'

(Source: indiegasmic, via indiegasmic)

“My fate is now my delight:
I will obey it like one predestined;
Docile martyr, condemned innocent,
My passion excites the tormentor.”

—   Charles Baudelaire, 'Le Léthé' (Lethe)
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Un hommage à Jean-Jacques Pauvert (1926-2014), éditeur de Georges Bataille, d’Histoire d’O et du Marquis de Sade
“You are free now, O”, said Anne-Marie. “We can remove your rings, the collar, the cuffs, erase your mark. You have diamonds, you can go back home.” O did not cry, did not complain. She did not reply to Anne-Marie. “But if you want, Anne-Marie added, you can stay.”
Pauline Réage, ‘Retour à Roissy’
Photo by Helmut Newton

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Un hommage à Jean-Jacques Pauvert (1926-2014), éditeur de Georges Bataille, d’Histoire d’O et du Marquis de Sade

“You are free now, O”, said Anne-Marie. “We can remove your rings, the collar, the cuffs, erase your mark. You have diamonds, you can go back home.” O did not cry, did not complain. She did not reply to Anne-Marie. “But if you want, Anne-Marie added, you can stay.”

Pauline Réage, ‘Retour à Roissy’

Photo by Helmut Newton