Celebrating sexy, literate queer writing, Best Gay Erotica features the steamiest, most thought-provoking sexual writing of each year. Guest judges selected from the queer literary world select and introduce the collections, which represent a wide range of styles and voices. The series is edited by Richard Labont. Best Gay Erotica 1998 is selected and introduced by guest editor Christopher Bram, author of Father Of Frankenstein and Gossip. "Sex is a wonderful subject for fiction," writes Bram, "It's so expressive, so dramatic.a way of thinking with our bodies, the mind climbing down for a brief visit"
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Continuing a tradition of presenting distinguished sexual writing, "Best Gay Erotica 1998" features a list of writers on a par with those whose work appeared in the 1996 and 1997 editions.Review:
Erotic fiction has rarely been given its due. Usually viewed simply as a printed aphrodisiac, it is ascribed a utilitarian purpose that precludes "art" or even talent. Yet this does not have to be the case. Best Gay Erotica 1998--the third in an annual series--proves that smut can be smart, witty, insightful, and even funny. This year's installment, produced under the guidance of series editor Richard Labonte, is selected and introduced by award-winning novelist Christopher Bram, and it's the best collection so far.
Bram's thoughtful and intelligent introduction places gay male porn in the broader realm of American literature--right up there with Phillip Roth and John Updike--and his selections prove his point. While all of the pieces here are sexy--or at least include sexual material--they are also about real life as well. Will Leber's "White Picket Fence" deals with romantic illusions and expectations, Brian Bouldry's "Pioneering" is about the confusions of sex among young boys, and horehound stillpoint's "All the Hookers in America" examines the reality behind the fantasy of tricking. Best Gay Erotica delivers on all three of its title's promises. -- Michael Bronski
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Book Description Cleis Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand new copy! Delivery Confirmation with all Domestic Orders !. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000066952
Book Description Cleis Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1573440310