Harem: The World Behind the Veil

Alev Lytle Croutier, Author
Alev Lytle Croutier, Author Abbeville Press $25 (224p) ISBN 978-1-55859-159-2
Reviewed on: 02/04/1991
Release date: 02/01/1991
This study considers the everyday lives of odalisques, the harem as the Moslem equivalent of purdah and male-dominated harem life as symbolic of the collective unconscious. ``Ultimately, the text is a choppy amalgam of history, reminiscence, conjecture and intermittently overblown writing,'' said PW . ``Much more evocative are the 125 photographs and reproductions of art works included here.'' (Mar.)
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