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.
Sleaze paperbacks sold by the million, and their unorthodox content provoked FBI investigations, court battles, and prison sentences for the crime of "obscenity." Earl Kemp, the notorious Greenleaf Books editor, provides an insider's perspective. In "My Life as a Pornographer," science fiction legend Robert Silverberg divulges how he and other authors learned their sleaze craft.
The bizarre glories of cover artists Robert Bonfils, Gene Bilbrew, Eric Stanton, Bill Ward and others are seen throughout in lurid color. 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.
Authors: Editors B. Astrid Daley, Heidi El Kholti, Earl Kemp, Miriam Linna, Adam Parfrey
Artists: Bill Ward, Eric Stanton, Gene Bilibrew et al
Publisher: Feral House, 2016
Number of pages: 328
Format: Soft Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 7" x 10" (170mm x 255mm)
Price:> £22.99 IN STOCK € $
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