Though banned three weeks after its publication in 1909, Vita Sexualis is far more than a prurient erotic novel. The narrator, a professor of philosophy, wrestles with issues of sexual desire, sex education, and the proper place of sensuality. He tells the story of his own journey into sexual awareness, spanning fifteen years, from his first exposure to erotic woodcuts at the age of six, to his first physical response to a woman, and his eventual encounter with a professional courtesan.
|japanese title:||Wita sekusuarisu|
|notes:||Japanese title: Wita sekusuarisu.|
|publisher:||Tuttle, 1972, 1974, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2011|
|publication place:||Rutland, VT, Boston, New York|
|japanese publication date:||1909|
|english publication date:||1972|
|description:||153 p. ; 20 cm.|