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Hymen   By: (1886-1961)

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In an unexpected turn of events, I came across a book titled "Hymen" by an unknown author. As I delved into its pages, I found myself immersed in a world I never anticipated. This captivating story takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, challenging societal norms and exploring the depths of human relationships.

The characters within "Hymen" are intricately crafted, each one bringing a unique perspective to the narrative. The protagonist, whose name is revealed only towards the end of the book, undergoes a profound transformation throughout the story. As the layers of their personality peel away, the reader is shown a deeply flawed yet strangely relatable individual. The author's skillful development of the protagonist allows readers to form a strong connection, making their journey all the more poignant.

The thematic content of "Hymen" is daring and unapologetic. The author fearlessly confronts controversial topics, such as gender roles, sexual identity, and societal pressures. The exploration of these themes is handled with sensitivity and nuance, challenging readers to question their own preconceived notions and biases. It is clear that the author seeks to provoke thought and encourage dialogue surrounding these complex issues.

The writing style in "Hymen" is both poetic and profound. The author's ability to effortlessly weave together disparate threads of storylines is commendable. Each chapter is masterfully constructed, revealing just enough information to maintain intrigue while leaving room for interpretation. The prose flows smoothly, drawing the reader into the narrative and holding their attention until the very last page.

One aspect of "Hymen" that truly stands out is the atmospheric setting. The author's vivid descriptions transport the reader to a world of enchanting beauty, juxtaposed with harsh realities. The imagery evokes a myriad of emotions; from despair and longing to hope and resilience. The setting serves as a potent backdrop against which the characters' journeys unfold, adding depth and richness to the overall narrative.

However, despite these many strengths, "Hymen" does have a few shortcomings. The pacing, at times, feels uneven, with certain sections dragging on while others race by too quickly. Additionally, the mysterious identity of the author may present challenges for readers seeking to understand the intentions and background of the creator behind such a thought-provoking piece of literature.

In conclusion, "Hymen" by an unknown author is a captivating and thought-provoking read. It delves deep into the complexities of human nature, providing a refreshing perspective on societal norms and individual identity. While it may have its flaws, this book's boldness and evocative storytelling make it a worthy addition to any reader's bookshelf.

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Transcriber's Note Obvious typographical errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the bottom of this document.



H. D.



They said: she is high and far and blind in her high pride, but now that my head is bowed in sorrow, I find she is most kind.

We have taken life, they said, blithely, not groped in a mist for things that are not are if you will, but bloodless why ask happiness of the dead? and my heart bled.

Ah, could they know how violets throw strange fire, red and purple and gold, how they glow gold and purple and red where her feet tread.

Acknowledgements are due to the editors of the following periodicals in which certain of these poems have appeared: Poetry (Chicago), The Dial , Contact and The Bookman (New York), The Nation , The Sphere , The Anglo French Review and The Egoist (London)... Continue reading book >>

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