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Porn Star is an engrossing portrait of a man that is credited with being the originator of modern pornography Pietro Aretino 1492 1556 Aretino was the most famous writer of the sixteenth century and considered like his contemporary Niccolo Machaivelli 1469 1527 a literary god in London In fact both writers came to symbolize in the minds of Elizabethans everything devilish about the Italian people devils incarnates as they were called in Shakespeare s day Vastly underrated today as a writer Aretino s time has come and he is a force to be reckoned with Playboy playwright pornographer poet diplomat shrewd man of affairs Aretino typified the Renaissance man of action embodying the mischievous genius of the Italian people An immensely gifted polymath writer with an encyclopedic range of knowledge experience and interests Aretino s deadly poison pen aroused violent antagonism as well as an idolatrous awe amongst his peers in his lifetime He takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through the Italian Renaissance where we meet many of his illustrious friends the most colorful people of the period crazy kings deviant popes eccentric artists beautiful whores deadly dukes and con men Aretino s outrageous life culminates in an explosive climax that leads to the destruction of the holiest city in the world Rome or as the great religious reformer Martin Luther called it Babylon Along the way Aretino challenges William Shakespeare s title as the world s greatest writer

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Mark Lamonica is an accomplished photographer and author of three highly acclaimed books: Junkyard Dogs and William Shakespeare (1997). Co-author of Rio LA: Tales from the Los Angeles River (2001) named a best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times. Whacking Buddha: The Mysterious World of Shakespeare and Zen Buddhism (2005) hailed as a work of "spiritual-literary dynamite."

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