Some people are afraid to go to sleep alone. I feel rotten, laden with the dread of a whole day of not knowing if his anger will have eased off by the time he comes home. And so the only thing to do is to wait it out, until the wind dies down, until it abates and subsides.
We writers like to moan about how difficult the writing life is: the uncertain and sporadic income, the faltering market, the isolation, the impossible odds. And yet, it's probably safe to say that very few of us - at least here in the Western world -- have faced the kind of adversity that the following writers endured in their day, when their work was banned and burned and confiscated and altered beyond recognition and literally put on trial for its life - and when the writers themselves and their publishers, and even the shopkeepers who dared to sell their books faced criminal charges. I feel fortunate to count many provocative writers within my circle of friends -- and yet none of us have penned a book from a debtor's prison, only to be re-arrested upon its publication because of its content as John Cleland was.
Tropic of CancerHenry Miller. A variety of masochistic acts, including anus widening, make up the contents of this classic erotic fiction novel by the French author Anne Desclos, who published the book under a pen name. The story centres on the beautiful Parisian fashion photographer O and her willingness to partake in acts of female submission. Also the book is beautifully and tenderly written, in its odd way.
What do you know about erotica? The erotica category covers all kinds of books, including both nonfiction and erotic fiction where sex is described explicitly on the page. It can be romantic sex, or just scratching an itch.
The truth is that erotica is absolutely a form of literature, which means it taps into all kinds of human emotions. It also happens to be super-hot. These erotica book excerpts are an excellent place to start.
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So many novels are published each year that most of them ago completely unnoticed. Once in a while, a book makes a stir: perhaps it sold for an exceptionally large amount of money or is already being turned into a movie. Very rarely is a book truly scandalous — we reserve what little is left of our pearl-clutching tendencies for television.