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Description - The School of Whoredom by Pietro Aretino

Ingeniously subverting the Greek literary form, Aretino here presents a dialogue - not of profound philosophical thought - but of the art of prostitution. Bawdy and thoroughly risque, The School of Whoredom is anti-Classicism at its best. Determined that her daughter should not be ignorant of the ways of men and of love, Nanna seeks to 'educate' the naive Pippa. She tells her of women - whores, housewives and nuns: all being essentially the same; of how to win men - discreetly and with good manners. But above all she tells her - without ever resorting to euphemism - the secrets of her art as a courtesan.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843910367
ISBN-10: 1843910365
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 9mm x 125mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Hesperus Press Ltd
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Pietro Aretino

Italian-born Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) is universally regarded as the originator of European pornographic writing.