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The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self

by David Steinberg (Editor)

Other authors: Margo Anand (Contributor), Lonnie Barbach (Contributor), John Berger (Contributor), Robert Bly (Contributor), Summer Brenner (Contributor)45 more, Susie Bright (Contributor), James Broughton (Contributor), Carol Cassell (Contributor), Greta Christina (Contributor), Leonard Cohen (Contributor), Tee Corinne (Contributor), e. e. cummings (Contributor), Betty Dodson (Contributor), Robert T. Francoeur (Contributor), Nancy Friday (Contributor), Douglas Gillette (Contributor), Allen Ginsberg (Contributor), Nan Goldin (Contributor), Richard Goldstein (Contributor), James Joyce (Contributor), Lenore Kandel (Contributor), Rachel Kaplan (Contributor), Carolyn Kleefeld (Contributor), Marty Klein (Contributor), Ron Koertge (Contributor), Rollo May (Contributor), Deena Metzger (Contributor), Henry Miller (Contributor), Robert Moore (Contributor), Thomas Moore (Contributor), Jack Morin (Contributor), Joan Nelson (Contributor), Anaïs Nin (Contributor), Camille Paglia (Contributor), John Preston (Contributor), Carol A. Queen (Contributor), Kevin Regan (Contributor), Michael Rubin (Contributor), H. M. Ruggieri (Contributor), Sy Safransky (Contributor), Anne Sexton (Contributor), David Steinberg (Contributor), Sallie Tisdale (Contributor), Carole S. Vance (Contributor), Marco Vassi (Contributor), Michael Ventura (Contributor), Gore Vidal (Contributor), Paula Webster (Contributor), Ellen Willis (Contributor), Barbara Wilson (Contributor)

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Draws on the insights of therapists, sexuality teachers, and the wisdom of great writers and poets to break readers of cultural stereotypes, and open the gates to a richer, more satisfying erotic life. Includes contributions from Camille Paglia, Anaïs Nin, and James Joyce among others.

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This provocative collection examines how society denies and dishonors the generative and healing power of Eros that may cause widespread feelings of fear, isolation, and inadequacy. Together, the contributors seek to break the reader out of the prison of cultural stereotypes, opening the gates to a richer, more satisfying erotic life.
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Draws on the insights of therapists, sexuality teachers, and the wisdom of great writers and poets to break readers of cultural stereotypes, and open the gates to a richer, more satisfying erotic life. Includes contributions from Camille Paglia, Anaïs Nin, and James Joyce among others.

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Anthology contains:
  • Part 1: The Nature of the Erotic Impulse
    • Introduction
    • Let Me Tell You How It Feels / Summer Brenner
    • The Four Cornerstones of Eroticism / Jack Morin
    • Love and the Daimonic / Rollo May
    • Are We Having Sex Now or What? / Greta Christina
    • The Porn Prince of Decatur Street / Michael Ventura
    • Lighting Candles / Joan Nelson
    • Song / Allen Ginsberg
    • Sermon / James Broughton
  • Part 2: Erotic Initiation and Passage
    • Introduction
    • Bringing up Children Sexually / Lonnie Barbach
    • Discovering the World of Sex / Henry Miller
    • The Girl Next Door / H.M. Ruggieri
    • A Warm Emotion Which He Could Not Name / Gore Vidal
    • How Did It Happen? / John Berger
    • Another Coming Out Manifesto Disguised as a Letter to My Mother / Rachel Kaplan
    • On the Beach at Fontana / James Joyce
    • i like my body when it is with yours / e.e. cummings
  • Part 3: The Erotic Imagination
    • Introduction
    • The Roving Erotic Eye / Camille Pagila
    • Pornography and Its Discontents / Richard Goldstein
    • The Erotic Life of Fictional Characters / Barbara Wilson
    • On Eros and Erotic Art / Statements by Erotic Writers, Photographers, Poets and Artists
    • Horseman, Pass By / Michael Rubin
    • The High Priestess / David Steinberg
    • Seven of Velvet / Lenore Kandel
  • Part 4: Erotic Differences Between Men and Women
    • Introduction
    • Eroticism in Women / Anaïs Nin
    • What Turns Her On? / Susie Bright
    • Eroticism and Taboo / Paula Webster
    • The Masculine Conflict / Nancy Friday
    • Eros, Aggression, and Male "Shining" / Thomas Moore
    • The Ballad of Sexual Dependency / Nan Goldin
    • The Horse of Desire / Robert Bly
    • I Could Die with You / Carolyn Kleefeld
  • Part 5: The Suppression and Denial of Eros
    • Introduction
    • The Religious Suppression of Eros / Robert T. Francoeur
    • Erotophobia: The Cruelest Abuse of All / Marty Klein
    • Still Good Girls After All These Years / Carol Cassell
    • Photography, Pornography, and Sexual Politics / Carole S. Vance
    • Feminism, Moralism, and Pornography / Ellen Willis
    • Talk Dirty to Me / Sallie Tisdale
    • Radical Femme / Scarlet Woman
    • Us / Anne Sexton
  • Part 6: Erotic Frontiers
    • Introduction
    • Going Public / Betty Dodson
    • Erotic Power and Trust / Carol A. Queen
    • Dreams of the Woman Who Loved Sex / Tee Corinne
    • How Dare You Even Think These Things? / John Preston
    • At Beck's Motel on the 7th of April / James Broughton
    • This is for Every Man Who Licks / Ron Koertge
  • Part 7: Erotic Transcendence and Self-Discovery
    • Introduction
    • The Prayer of Conjugal Love / Kevin Regan
    • Bodhi is the Body / Marco Vassi
    • The Tantric Vision / Margo Anand
    • The Lover in His Fullness / Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
    • The Humming of Eros / Robert Bly
    • Some Enchanted Evening / Sy Safransky
    • The Work to Know What Life Is / Deena Metzger
    • Beneath My Hands / Leonard Cohen
    • Eros/Poem / Lenore Kandel
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