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Luxuria, or reading pleasure

Owen, C. (2005) Luxuria, or reading pleasure. antiThesis, 15 . pp. 126-127.



She sinks in her teeth and bites, rolling the firm white apple around her tongue. Making herself more comfortable, she opens her book and starts to read: For centuries luxury and lust go hand in hand. The book describes a poem from A.D 400. Luxuria's hair is perfumed, she has given herself over to voluptuousness (deliciis)...and to pleasure (voluptas). The sun warms her eyes closed...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: University of Melbourne. Department of English with Cultural Studies
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