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The Story of Venus and Tannhauser - Aubrey Beardsley
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The Story of Venus and Tannhauser
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Sir Kenneth Clark once said that Aubrey Beardsley's drawings "positively suggested vice as a more interesting alternative." This idea is perfectly embodied in The Story of Venus and Tannhauser, a short novel that combines Beardsley's fascination with abandoning oneself to sexual pleasure and his... show more
Sir Kenneth Clark once said that Aubrey Beardsley's drawings "positively suggested vice as a more interesting alternative." This idea is perfectly embodied in The Story of Venus and Tannhauser, a short novel that combines Beardsley's fascination with abandoning oneself to sexual pleasure and his love of the artificial and exotic. A retelling of an old legend, the novel, le
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780856701672 (085670167X)
Publisher: Academy Editions
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Story of Venus and Tannhauser
[These notes were made in 1983:]. 1974 edition of 1896/1907 texts. The story is unfinished, but this book presents amusement and interest on several levels. First, there is the textual problem presented in the Introduction - a classic example of the strange things that happen when prudery enters t...
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