That Same Flower: Floria Aemilia's Letter to St. Augustine

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A fictional love letter to St. Augustine from Floria Aemilia, his longtime concubine, by the author of "Sophie's World". A true historical figure, Floria lived with St. Augustine for over a decade, during which time they had a son together. He "renounced" her when he elected to spend the rest of his life abstaining from sensual love. In some sense a feminist missive, this passionate and occasionally erotic letter challenged the Church's view of women and of love.

That Same Flower: Floria Aemilia's Letter to St. Augustine 1998, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374253844

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