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SIN-A-RAMA SLEAZE SEX PAPERBACKS OF THE SIXTIES (Expanded Edition)

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SIN-A-RAMA SLEAZE SEX PAPERBACKS OF THE SIXTIES (Expanded Edition)

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Recommended. Edited by B. Astrid Daley and Adam Parfrey. Sin-A-Rama celebrates the near-forgotten world of erotic paperbacks from the 1960s when sex acts were described with code words, writers used pseudonyms, and publishers hid behind mail drop addresses. The bizarre glories of cover artists Robert Bonfils, Gene Bilbrew, Eric Stanton, Bill Ward and others are seen throughout in lurid color, some with story outtakes. Earl Kemp, the notorious Greenleaf Books editor, provides an insider's perspective. In "My Life as a Pornographer," sci-fi legend Robert Silverberg divulges how he and other SF authors learned their sleaze craft. Mature Readers.

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Sin-A-Rama celebrates the near-forgotten world of erotic paperbacks from the 1960s when sex acts were described with code words, writers used pseudonyms, and publishers hid behind mail drop addresses. The bizarre glories of cover artists Robert Bonfils, Gene Bilbrew, Eric Stanton, Bill Ward and others are seen throughout in lurid color, some with story outtakes. Earl Kemp, the notorious Greenleaf Books editor, provides an insider's perspective. In "My Life as a Pornographer," sci-fi legend Robert Silverberg divulges how he and other SF authors learned their sleaze craft.

Sleaze paperbacks sold by the million, and their unorthodox content provoked FBI investigations, court battles, and prison sentences for the crime of "obscenity."

A useful appendix reveals the actual names behind the pseudonyms, revealing both the established and fly-by-night sleaze paperback operators.

The new expanded edition includes B. Astrid Daley's profiles on "Occult Sleaze," "Swinging Sleaze," and the tawdry taboo stuff that sleaze literature fell into during the 1970s.

Contributions by Stephen J. Gertz, Jay A. Gertzman, John Gilmore, Michael Hemmingson, Lydia Lunch, Lynn Munroe, and Robert Silverberg.

"In this entertaining and still-stimulating collection, the ways in which the various authors dealt with their work emerge with radical variety, just as different individuals treat their more basic instincts." —David Cotner, LA Weekly

 

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Item Code SINA
Publisher Feral House
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781627310284
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x10
# Pages 328
Color Full Color
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