The contemporary visual expression of the Greek myth of Narcissus and its profound erotic significance.
This book is the contemporary visual expression of the Greek myth of Narcissus and its profound erotic significance. The images are preceded and complemented by an introductory essay written by the author on the myth and its psychological interpretation. Conceived by a film director, this work sets itself apart from others of its kind. In fact, it is not limited to presenting a series of photographically and erotically interesting images but develops, chapter after chapter, a story up to a dramatically meaningful ending. Narcissus is not the handsome youth of Greek mythology, but a girl of today and the flower which incarnates her is the rose. The beauty of her image reflected by a mirror hypnotizes her. Guided by her unconscious and primordial drives, like a new Alice in Wonderland, the young woman enters the labyrinth of her own psyche, embarking on a journey through her own erotic fantasies, to be reborn in the serene dimension of a new self-awareness.