To think of female sexuality is to imagine worlds of sexual possibility beyond the bounds of the usual dichotomy, as seen in what we are made to believe. Are we scared? Rare is the woman who can claim her own sexuality; how to know what is your own anyway? It takes consciousness, I think. Some getting inside and erasing all the damages. Her lies were so intricate at times that the web she wove was impossible to get out of.
We loose so much by being afraid of what we store so deep. Come and get your sex if its hot and subtle and enjoys a little poetry and European charms. When she closed her eyes she felt he had many hands, which touched her everywhere, and many mouths, which passed so swiftly over her, and with a wolflike sharpness, his teeth sank into her fleshiest parts. Naked now, he lay his full length over her.
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She enjoyed his weight on her, enjoyed being crushed under his body. She wanted him soldered to her, from mouth to feet. Shivers passed through her body. Yes, she has a very distinctive voice. Enjoyed very much. Copyright — by Amber Ruth Paulen. All rights reserved.
Top of page XML Feed. Descriptedlines About Correspond Browse Archives. Definitley give her a whirl. I always thought she would have become a Virago book I know it will be to do with rights etc but you know what I mean? I read this many years ago. Yes you are right it is well written so if that makes it literature it is. I was wondering this after reading the book actually Harriet as there are lots of books nowadays with sex in some awfully written so what makes a book go from one genre to another?
Interesting question and food for thought. I have read A Spy in the House of Love and thought it was utterly marvellous. Like Harriet, I am not quite sure when any of the boundaries around erotica, porn, and literature form, except for the very strict boundaries of genres like yaoi. I have heard A Spy in the House of Love is very very good and actually I have seen that at the library so thats my next book to pick up I think. I was thrilled to read your review as I went through a bit of an Anais Nin phase a few years ago and wrote an article on her in Pen Pusher Magazine have you ever come across it?
It is quite a fun literary rag. I think that you make a good point when you bring out hw beautiful her prose is — it really is easy to believe that she spent her life, when not actually having sex, practicing her writing.
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I am inclined to say that there is a difference as you say between porn and erotica but that does not mean to say that any particular book is easily identifiable as one or another — I bet that a lot are quite ambiguous. I think that AN is clearly erotica though. I very much recommend her biography which is by Deirdre Bair.
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Lovely post thanks indeed, and happy Wednesday! I have never heard of Pen Pusher Magazine, I will have to have a gander at it. That she was able to do all you mentioned and within the context of a short story is a testament to her artistry. Oh I dont think anything, not that I have actually read any, that currently states its erotica is a patch on this. I think though maybe Nin always wrote something different from the mainstream erotica then though, or wrote underlying things that said more than others of its kind.
I think I lost myself in what I was trying to say there hahaha. Haha thats really made me laugh Deb!
Yes lots of silk scarves around. But what is there in porn? I am confused by the quote a little? I think there is a difference in that erotica is well written and will keep you reading with an emphasis on the story itself and porn is just the same scene repeated every few pages which gets pretty monotonous would you believe. I read Delta of Venus many years ago and thought it was an interesting read. Hmmm interesting read, I can never work out what people mean when they say it, even myself sometimes. I think there is an enormous difference as well, and to me, that difference includes the intention behind porn and the intention behind erotica.
It combines these elements and is not necessarily intended for sexual gratification, although it may for some. So one seems less offensive to me than another.
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So would I consider it porn or erotica? Much as it pains me to do so, I would have to go with the latter.
For me, porn is very simple and designed to have a strictly visceral appeal. I agree with the general sentiment here that while erotica also focuses on sex, it does so in a creative, artistic way. Some great books are about war, some are about sex. Much as I hate Miller, I have to admit that he really was a talented writer. I wouldnt say that Nin had the same attitude towards women as Miller did, though of course they were together, I do wonder if Miller said that purely to be controversial. It helps sales, both then and now. A film could have lots of sex but still be considered artsy or serious, right?
I remember reading The Fermata which is absolutely filthy but also hilarious and brilliantly written. I am glad that you made me pick these up 50p for this and Little Birds way back as this was a wonderful, shocking, saucy, funny and thought provoking read. I have never heard of the film Henry and June! I would be really interested in seeing that I wonder if its one that lovefilm have?
I get the feeling anything you find out about Miller the less you would want to read anything by him, but then I bet that applies to more authors than we could think! And your review left me wanting to give Nin a try.
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I think if I ever get another cat and its a girl that I might have to call it Anais! Maybe I could call the other Nin hahaha. I would love your thoughts on Anais Nin, I think that you would find the prose beautiful so do give her a try if you can find her at your marvellous library. I enjoyed what Judy Chicago did with excerpts of the text. I love Anais Nin.
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The only other erotica I enjoy is our own Fanny Hill. I was given Delta of Venus as a 16th birthday present by some very naughty brothers, one of whom is still a friend. I was very shy and knew nothing about sex then, and it certainly had the effect of enthusing me on the subject. I also love the way it is written. I read it regularly as her simple way with words is instructive to a writer.
I ask this, because i know it for a fact that both DOV and Little Bird were published posthumously… Delta of Venus is a Victorian euphemism for the vagina. The name itself could be an indication towards either her philosophy about sex, or a mockery of the prudish contemporary society. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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