Vita sexualis

ISBN: 0804810486, 9780804810487
OCLC Number: 715695067
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Ogai Mori
Translator: Kazuji Ninomiya, Sanford Goldstein
Language: en
Publisher: Tuttle, 1972, 1974, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2011
Publication Place: Rutland, VT, Boston, New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1909
English Publication Date: 1972
Notes: Japanese title: Wita sekusuarisu.
Abstract: 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.