C. H. Christie’s The Oyster Pirates (1973) | A Review

"Barton masterminded the deal. He knew a lot about the oyster business. But that was all he knew." — The Oyster Pirates, Adam, March, 1973, Vol. 54, No. 4 In shuffling through old archives I recently stumbled across Adam Magazine, a curious mixture of erotica, corny comedy sketches and pulp fiction. The stories were of… Continue reading C. H. Christie’s The Oyster Pirates (1973) | A Review

Fiction Circular 8/31/18

FLASH FICTION First up, Nell of The Library of Nell published a sequence of erotic microfictions entitled The Book of the Woodsman as well as the surreal, The Book of Morpheus. Decidedly evocative. Very interested to see her future works. "We raised our faces at octagon windows of colour, through mirrors, upending to infinity." --- Book… Continue reading Fiction Circular 8/31/18

Dionysus or Aphrodite? THE PORN/EROTICA DISTINCTION, PRT. 3

"You should get an agent! ... why sit in the dark, handling yourself?” -Scott Walker, Bish Bosch. ◊ Now there are a plethora of such opinion polls, studies and surveys investigating America’s relationship to pornography but very little committed to erotica. This is primarily because there is very little effort made by most academics to… Continue reading Dionysus or Aphrodite? THE PORN/EROTICA DISTINCTION, PRT. 3

Dionysus or Aphrodite? The Porn/Erotica Distinction, Prt. 1

Observe the cover image; is it pornographic or erotic or is there no worthy distinctions to be drawn between such fickle words at all? The argument about how human sexuality should be properly represented in the arts is a extremely old one with three broad factions splitting up the lion share of opinions. Either sexuality… Continue reading Dionysus or Aphrodite? The Porn/Erotica Distinction, Prt. 1