Priestess of Morphine
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In 1900, a teenage Jewish girl from a remote East Prussian village wrote a book of sensuous poetry that became a scandalous bestseller. Marrying into Prussian aristocracy, she lived as a respectable baroness while publishing morphine-fuelled verses and stories that pulsed with lesbian eroticism under the pseudonym Marie-Madeleine. This groundbreaking volume translates a selection of her writing for the first time, while probing the mysteries of her double life, her drug habit, and her death in a Nazi-run addiction clinic.