Book List in Order:5 titles

  • A masterpiece of erotic fiction and psychological study, Hecate is the first of two novels tracing the carnal and emotional liaisons of Catherine Crachat, a Parisian actress.Hecate recounts the debaucheries and betrayals of a vicious love triangle: C...


  • Vagadu continues the saga of Catherine Crachet begun in Hecate. Having returned to Paris after a sojourn in Vienna, Catherine seeks new relationships-both carnal and emotional--that will give her life meaning. Instead she finds that no one is who he ...


  • Set in Switzerland during the early twentieth century, The Desert World focuses on the troubled relationships uniting three remarkable characters: Jacques de Todi, the homosexual son of a pastor; Luc Pascal, a French poet; and Baladine Nikolaievna, a...


  • After his marriage to a psychiatrist nine years his senior, Jouve's work, once marked by the great Christian mystics, became grounded in the Freudian unconscious, site of the conflict between Eros and Thanatos. Hélène is the story of a sixteen-year...


  • Published in 1925, Jouve's first novel strikingly prefigures the French new wave in fiction. Paulina, said to be the most beautiful woman in Milan, enters a passionate affair with a married man. Her love is all-consuming, yet she is plagued by its im...