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Explaining the Explicit (Kindle Single) by [Barnes, Julian, Feaver, Vicki, Johnson, Rachel , Bellos, David , Churchwell, Sarah]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 282 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUA6W56
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This is a little collection of essays and talks about the representation of sexual action in novels and poetry with rather a lot about how the writers grew up and what turned them on plus a little reflection on how to compete with 50 Shades as 'real' writers. Funnily enough, they don't come up with much in the way of solutions mostly referring to foreigners and even more oblique ways of referring to the sex act. One of the poets talks about one of her poems but I'd completely failed to see the point (or should it be the tip) although she then admitted that she had won the Private Eye bad porn competition. Don't buy it if you think it might turn you on by providing a nice reference list of porn scenes in literature. It doesn't. For me as a child it was the zipper sliding down in 1984 with the birds singing in the background that did it with page 114 of Lady Chatterley bringing up the rear (Can you say that on Amazon?).
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Unless I have missed something I felt that this book did not live up to its title. I was under the impression that it would discuss how the sexual content of books had changed to quite an extent since 'Lady Chatterley' and how what was hidden by asterisks had now become commonplace. But it appeared to be merely a collection of essays that conveyed little to me and certainly did not assist anyone who would wish to write in that genre.
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The best way to judge whether to buy it is to download the complete "book description" on your kindle, and then "Try a Sample". This gives Barnes's own contribution to the book, which is essentially a mature reflection on all aspects of writing about sex.
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