The Art of Loving Women • Sappho
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- Poetry by Sappho
- Photographs by J. Frederick Smith
- Published in 1975
“The book's format had promise: fragments of Sappho's poetry, interleaved with photos of women in love with each other. On the whole, this seems to present a fiction that a male photographer thinks male viewers want to see in lesbian couples, but without actual coupling. Settings include beaches and a faux Japanese scene, but most take place indoors, on lush carpets, in front of a lit fire place, or in a frilly bedroom.”
ie: this is a hilarious stereotype of the male gaze.