A collection of fables and memoirs by America's foremost erotic writer does for our era what Boccaccio, Swift, and Balzac did for theirs--exposes the human animal in all its absurdity. Vassi takes erotic writing to its extremes and then further, unraveling the seams of our most secret fantasies. His subjects are radical lesbians, male supremacists, transsexuals, establishment normals, therapists, revolutionaries, gynecologists, gurus and even God--created in Vassi's own image, of course--all of whom are reduced to the ridiculous in a shower of bawdy laughter. Capturing the sizzling vitality of the erotic upheaval of his age while also grasping its peculiar pretensions, he creates a gallery of unforgettable characters who are only ourselves become somehow larger than life. As with other great humorists, Vassi has a serious purpose: to explode the prevailing myths so the reader is forced to respond to his or her eroticism with unprogrammed intelligence. When everything from monogamy to coprophilia is presented from the perspective of the cosmic horse-laugh, no one can avoid finding their own role in the human comedy.
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A collection of stories from America's premier erotic philosopher. Also includes his groundbreaking writings on the Erotic Experience.About the Author:
Marco Vassi was, without a doubt, the foremost erotic writer of our generation. Praised by Norman Mailer, Kate Millett, Saul Bellow, and Gore Vidal, he was not only the ultimate sexual explorer, but a literary craftsman whose own life experiences became the stuff of his fiction—expanded, of course, by a grand imagination and a full sense of the absurd.
Tragically, Vassi died from pneumonia after he had contracted AIDS.
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Book Description Permanent Pr Pub Co, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0932966217