A compendium of superb erotic literature and artwork for men and women, Yellow Silk is an unabashedly joyful celebration of human sexuality in all its delightful diversity.
Yellow Silk: Journal of the Erotic Arts was founded in 1981 on the belief that the erotic should play a more visible role in American arts and letters. Drawn from this award-winning publication, the wide variety of short stories, poems, and artwork in this book manages to be both subtle and explicit, with writing ranging from earthy and humorous to tender and thoughtful. Yellow Silk is guided by the editorial policy of "all persuasions, no brutality." In Yellow Silk the erotic is heralded as a loving form of expression, which treats both men and women with dignity, respect, and affection. The result is a quality collection with work by such writers as William Kotzwinkle, Marge Piercy, Gary Soto, Jane Underwood, Marilyn Hacker, and Robert Silverberg.
Complete with black-and-white artwork throughout, Yellow Silk_will appeal to countless readers seeking an erotic alternative.
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Lily Pond is a writer/photographer with a background in psychology and journalism. She under and editor of Yellow Silk magazine.
Rirchard Russo is a writer who most recently has edited an anthology of writings and art about dreams entitled Dreams Are Wiser Than Men.
Bemoaning the lack of erotic American poetry, Mary Mackey, one of the contributors to this volume, asks, "Are any of those people out on the street corners with drums and shaved heads writing?" The answer is yes. That's the problem. Too many of the pieces in this collection of poetry, short stories and essays are erotic but hardly literary; they are too loosely organized, too overwrought, too florid and too ambitious. Marge Piercy and Jane Hirshfield rise above the general standard. Otherwise, the best stories are those few with a sense of humor. Lynn Luria Sukenick's mock sex quiz repeats the old joke, " 'Say something dirty.' . . . 'The bathroom,' she said." As eroticism goes, there's lots of it: in the tub, in the garden, on the window sill, on the banks of the Monongehela, in the afterlife. Although none of the pieces baldly refutes founding editor Pond's claim that Yellow Silk , the magazine that gives its name to this collection, treats sex with dignity, too many selections here ironically illustrate just how hard that is to accomplish.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Description du livre Harmony, 1991. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110517577526
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Description du livre Harmony, 1991. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0517577526
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