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Thongs.

Lunas, Carmencita de las [pseud. of Alexander Whitelaw Robertson Trocchi].

Published by Olympia Press, Paris, 1956
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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First edition: Number 25 in the "Traveller's Companion" series. Scottish-born Beat author Trocchi (1925?84) was an avant-garde existentialist whose novel Young Adam was turned into a 2003 film starring Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton; a number of his more explicitly pornographic works were published by Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press, which specialized in providing the types of books that would be automatically banned in Britain and the United States. The present example is the transgressively erotic tale of Gertrude, a girl from the slums of Glasgow who remakes herself as Carmencita and becomes the Grand Painmistress of a secret sadomasochistic order structured along the lines of the Catholic Church, eventually going willingly to her own crucifixion. The preliminary chapter offers the pretense that the work is Gertrude's own memoir (early portions feature heavy Glasgow slang), and is signed "F.L." ? i.e., Frances Lengel, Trocchi's favored pseudonym for Olympia Press publications. Uncommon: WorldCat locates => only two U.S. institutional holdings. 12mo (17.8 cm, 7"). 189, [1] pp. Publisher's printed green paper wrappers; spine and edges lightly worn, back wrapper with affixed Olympia Press paper price label, partially torn away. Two leaves with lower outer corners proud and now ragged; five leaves with small holes near center, touching letters without loss of sense. Overall a very reasonably fresh copy. Bookseller Inventory # 35684

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Title: Thongs.

Publisher: Olympia Press, Paris

Publication Date: 1956

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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