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on 24 Aug 2011 06:59

 
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Erotica - Books Read and Recommend

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Recommendations

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1. Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence

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2. Story Of O - Pauline Réage

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3. The Satyricon (Oxford World's Classics) - Petronius

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4. Ulysses (Modern Library) - James Joyce
Ah... yes it is true I never finished reading Ulysses.

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5. The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio

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6. Nine and A Half Weeks - Elizabeth McNeill


Classic Erotica

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7. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

I love this book on so many layers. A book that I plan on rereading very soon.
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Doesn't really mater your sexual orientation, it doesn't get more 'classic literature' then Sappho.
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9. Delta of Venus - Anais Nin
I had read Henry Miller before I read anything by Anais Nin. So, in that regard it was a great break and nice to have a very different voice. However, her stories tend to have roughly the same conclusion. Pleasure then tragedy... which sort of got old after a few hundred pages. Still, there are some images that stick in my mind and stories I liked.
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10. Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
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11. Tropic of Capricorn (Modern Classics) - Henry Miller
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There are a number of translated editions of Giacomo Casanova's Memoirs. There is even a nifty ilistrated Kindle version. Still, given the chance I think I will try to find at least one copy of from this volume as they are translated by Arthur Machen (the man who it said inspired H.P. Lovecraft). I have loved Machen's other works so could see how he might do well in translating this rather lengthily collection of writings.

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13. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
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The Sleeping Beauty Novels

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14. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Anne Rice,A. N. Roquelaure
Yes, these books do fall on the side of "dark erotic" and wouldn't recommend for those tame on the subject. I found the first book to be enjoyable and quite imaginative.
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15. Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty Trilogy... - Anne Rice,A. N. Roquelaure
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16. Beauty's Release (Sleeping Beauty Trilogy) - Anne Rice,A. N. Roquelaure
Yep, got bored with the story by the third novel and never bother to read the conclusion.


Dark Eroticism

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17. Story of the Eye - Georges Bataille
There is something truly warped about Georges Bataille. A book I will never forget reading... in a good way.
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18. The Tears of Eros - Georges Bataille
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19. Venus in Furs (Penguin Classics) - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Sadism is the term coined after the Marquis De Sade. Well, this is the other guy... Masochism. I enjoyed the writing style more then that of De Sade's works.
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20. Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Othe... - Marquis De Sade
I actually never made it that far into "Justine" it was officially too much for me. I did however read a few of his other writings so the book wasn't a complete waste.
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This was the first 'dark erotic' book that I ever read. There is something about the imagery of the garden that has always stuck with me over the years.
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Recommended by Listal Members



People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
22. The Lover - Marguerite Duras

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23. Women - Charles Bukowski

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24. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

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25. The Adventurous History of Hsi Men and His S... - Anonymous

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26. Philosophy in the Boudoir (Creation Classics... - Marquis de Sade

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27. Memoirs of a russian princess - Anonymous

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28. Fanny Hill: Or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasur... - John Cleland

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29. The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings - Marquis De Sade

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30. Amado mio - Pier Paolo Pasolini

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31. Belle De Jour - Joseph Kessel

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32. Bitter Moon. - Pascal Bruckner

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33. Emmanuelle - Emmanuelle Arsan

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34. Tales of Ordinary Madness - Charles Bukowski


 

Classical and contemporary erotic literature. Selections include those books that I have read and books recommended by other members of the Listal community.

So, thank you for all your support.

Also See:
My Collection of Erotica by El Raulo
La sonrisa vertical by El Raulo

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 7 14:43
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Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Feb 5 13:08
Excellent list!Would you care for some extra recommendations?

-A spy in the house of love by Anais Nin

-Henry & June by Anais Nin

-Rocco e Antonia:Porci con le Ali

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