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Gertrude Atherton

The Crystal Cup

Inhibitions and a neurosis against sex fight a losing battle with endocrines and glands In a romance of atavism, which Gertrude Atherton calls «The Crystal Cup.” Taking her title from George Sterling's «Into a crystal cup the dusky wine I pour, and, musing at so rich a shrine, I watch the star that haunts its ruddy glow,” Miss Atherton uses her conception of Freudian theories to clear up the duskiness.
As a result the book Is more or less a study of sex Inhibitions. Melodrama has Its place in the pages of “The Crystal Cup” as the wine of life pours Into the veins of the heroine, Gita Carteret.
287 printed pages
Original publication
2021

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