Unlike a lot of my sneering literary colleagues, I was excited to read Fifty Shades of Grey. A naughty novel that American women are going wild for? Sign me up!
I can take some guilty pleasure and just read," Oprah Winfrey told Harper's Bazaar about bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The entertainment mogul isn't the only one with sexy fiction on her mind. Despite taking bookshelves — and soon movie theaters — by storm, Fifty Shades of Grey is hardly the first, or last, literature of its kind.
This article appears in the March '17 issue of Esquire. Sex in fiction, like sex on a beach, ought to be a no-brainer. On the one hand, there's, well, sex, a source of mystifying pleasure and profundity that for most people rarely elicits any articulation other than a contented grunt, groan, or gasp.
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Hi, it's your resident art journalist here, letting you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: it's even dirtier than you remember. Visions of Venus and sensual octopuses are probably filling your memory now -- yes, your art history classes were more exciting than you first thought. In celebration of the wildly erotic tendencies of artists over the centuries, we've rounded up some of the most jaw-droppingly sexy artworks, ones that you might have forgotten about since your sophomore-year stint in a Renaissance art survey course.
Classic Novels Get Erotic Makeover. By Nate Pedersen on July 17, In case you're not yet tired of your favorite classic novels getting twisted into genre mash-ups, the Independent reported earlier today that a British publisher is set to release erotic versions of literary classics.
Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader sexually. A common feature of the genre is sexual fantasies on such themes as prostitutionorgieshomosexualitysadomasochismand many other taboo subjects and fetisheswhich may or may not be expressed in explicit language. Despite cultural taboos on such material, circulation of erotic literature was not seen as a major problem before the invention of printing, as the costs of producing individual manuscripts limited distribution to a very small group of readers.
It's a novel that simmers with sexual tension but never quite reaches the boiling point. Which is to be expected. After all, the original was written in That was then.
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