Erotic Lives of Women"
Linda Troeller / Marion Schneider
Scalo Zürich-Berlin-New York, ISBN 3-931141-74-8
Book: 35 interviews with women throughout the world about their
erotic lives, together with expressive photographs of them.
of guilt and shame still shroud much of women's sexual experience.
This book encourages women to break the vicious circle of fear
and silence that keeps them from exchanging their erotic knowledge.
The American photographer Linda Troeller and the German journalist
Marion Schneider have interviewed 35 women from different backgrounds,
ages, and cultures about their fantasies, fears, and adventures.
A french teacher, a Brazilian professional singer, a North American
film director, a Maroccan housewife: they all share the most intimate
parts of their lives with the reader in revealing interviews.
Linda Troeller photographed women acting out their sexual dreamsand
personae. The Erotic Lives of Woman empowers women to persue a
dialogue on their sexuality beyond both age-old repression and
mediadriven exhibitionism. It is an unusually frank book that
affirms women's right to find a voice of their own to talk about
their bodies, delights, and desires.
Book Review: The New York Times, 29.11.1998