Tag Archive: sex

CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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Horizontal Collaboration: The Erotic World of Paris, 1920–1946, by Mel Gordon @ NYJB

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Horizontal Collaboration, by Mel Gordon is β€œan illuminating linguistic, cartographic, and historical exploration of Parisian lusts.”

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Commonplace Book: The Art of Seduction and the Joy of Cooking from Titus Andronicus

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William Shakespeare’s version of eat, pray, and love … or in this case: lust, prey, and cannibalism.

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CCLaP Fridays: Pervert, by Mr. If

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This week at CCLaP Karl Wolff reviews “Pervert,” by Mr. If, a confrontational erotic memoir of sorts that hocks a gobbet of spit at everything proper and polite in the United Kingdom.

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CCLaP Fridays: Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh, by Thomas Glave

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Over at CCLaP I review “Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh,” by Thomas Glave, a new anthology of fiction and non-fiction works about prejudice, sexuality, and diaspora.

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The NSFW Files: “Our Lady of the Flowers,” by Jean Genet

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This week at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, I review Our Lady of the Flowers, by Jean Genet, about a drag queen hanging around with criminals and murderers in pre-World War 2 Paris, along with being a classic of the Western Canon.

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NSFW Files: Gynecocracy, by Viscount Ladywood

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This week at CCLaP, I investigate Gynecocracy, by Viscount Ladywood for the NSFW Files. In the novel, a wayward aristocratic man gets a stern lesson in forced feminization and the proper wearing of a corset. Who knew the Victorian era was so naughty?

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The NSFW Files: The Satyricon by Petronius

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Today in CCLaP’s essay series on subversive erotic classics, “The NSFW Files,” Karl Wolff looks at Petronius’s first-century AD ribald romp through the Roman Empire, “The Satyricon.”

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part VII: The Ideological Litmus Test

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In this installment of Mondays with the Supremes, we look ideological purity, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Justice Clarence Thomas.

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Reviews in Brief: Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture, by Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Roslyn Weaver

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This book proves its usefulness in its good timing. Coleman and Weaver investigate the numerous pop cultural pieces here, analyzing how specific treatments reflect attitudes of society at large.

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