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The Resource The art of sleeping alone : why one French woman suddenly gave up sex, Sophie Fontanel ; translated by Linda Coverdale

The art of sleeping alone : why one French woman suddenly gave up sex, Sophie Fontanel ; translated by Linda Coverdale

Label
The art of sleeping alone : why one French woman suddenly gave up sex
Title
The art of sleeping alone
Title remainder
why one French woman suddenly gave up sex
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Fontanel ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The novelist and fashion writer with French Elle magazine has penned an autobiographical tale of her renunciation of sex and the death of the desire that typically precedes the physical act. In a country that prides itself on the status of the French lover-- or "hot rabbits," as sexually "adventurous" politicians are often described-- Fontanel's declaration is akin to heresy. Complaining that she has had enough of being "taken and shaken" the well-known writer, stylish, sexy and 49, is no longer ashamed to say she wants to get off the sexual merry-go-round. Repulsed by the "banality" of sex and having forgotten how to say "no," Fontanel found freedom, if not pleasure, in forsaking love-making altogether
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fontanel, Sophie
Dewey number
306.815
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ800.4.F8
LC item number
F6613 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fontanel, Sophie
  • Celibacy
  • Sexual abstinence
  • Single women
  • Women
  • Moral conditions
Label
The art of sleeping alone : why one French woman suddenly gave up sex, Sophie Fontanel ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In English, translated from the French
  • Translation of: L'envie
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9781451696271
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn841672552
  • (OCoLC)841672552
Label
The art of sleeping alone : why one French woman suddenly gave up sex, Sophie Fontanel ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Publication
Note
  • In English, translated from the French
  • Translation of: L'envie
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9781451696271
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn841672552
  • (OCoLC)841672552

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