The Good Parts by Various
The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction

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They imbued their art with the truth about love and sex and seduction. They pushed erotic writing to the center stage of American fiction. They took risks, fed our imaginations, and explored our fantasies. Drawn from the works of dozens of the best contemporary American writers, The Good Parts is American writing at its most unabashedly erotic.Contributors include: * Saul Bellow * Harold Brodkey * Philip Roth * Don DeLillo * Scott Spencer * William Styron * Joan Mellen * Kathy Acker * Rebecca Goldstein * Joyce Carol Oates * Lynne Sharon Schwartz * Elizabeth Tallent * Pat Califia * Toni Morrison * Michael Chabon * Robert Boswell * E.L. Doctorow * Mary Gordon * Oscar Hijuelos * Susanna Moore * Pam Durban * Dani Shapiro * Frederick Busch * Mary Caponegro * A.M. Homes * Charles Johnson * Jane Smiley * Robert Olen Butler * Siri Hustvedt * Susan Sontag * Amy Bloom * Steve Erickson * Amanda Filipacchi * Anna Monardo * Maria Flook * Dale Peck * Joan Wickersham * Lynne McFall * Gwendolyn M. Parker * Charles D'Ambrosio * Jennifer Egan * Anchee Min * Rick Moody * Charlotte Watson Sherman * Paula Huston * James McManus * Mary Gaitskill
 

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Published February 1, 2000 by Berkley. 256 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What Blair deems the best erotic scenes in the last 50 years of American literature have been collected in this ambitious anthology, with some of the 46 sexy pieces excerpted from such classic novels

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Pat Califia's ""What Girls Are Made Of,"" from the aptly named collection Melting Point, is a dark and stylish peephole look into the s&m lesbian scene involving women named Poison, Killer and Bo.

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