Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS BOOK COVER?


With all due respect to Bert, it doesn't look like his advice worked for himself. I mean, the man is frowning in the dark, and seems to be looking over his shoulder at that fleeting happiness he is supposed to have conquered. But seriously, it's a good book, actually. I just had to post this incongruous cover.
Cynicism is my bete noir, and this is what Bertrand Russel has to say about it:
"Cynicism such as one finds very frequently among the most highly educated young men and women of the West results from the combination of comfort with powerlessness. Powerlessness makes people feel that nothing is worth doing, and comfort makes the painfulness of this feeling just endurable."

Sunday, April 27, 2008

RAQUEL, IS THAT A MICROPHONE STUCK IN YOUR MOUTH OR . . .


A sexy scene from NAKED GUN 33 1/3. Raquel Welch, playing herself as hostess of the Academy Awards, is accidentally struck from behind by schlemihl detective, Frank Drebbin (Leslie Nielson). Lurching forward, she gets a microphone stuck in her mouth and struggles desperately to remove it. Drebbin has to administer the Heimlich maneuver.
This scene is all too short. There ought to be more of them! BTW, one of the sexiest dresses of all time, to my way of thinking

Thursday, April 17, 2008

BOURGEOIS FORMALISM REDUX

Remember my earlier post on bourgeois formalism? There's an excellent article by Louisa Burton at ERWA (Erotica Readers and Writers Association) on formalism and its negative influence on literature:

http://www.erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/LB-Antiformalism_for_Fun_and_Profit.htm

ERWA, in case I haven't said it before (thought I probably did) is the centre of the erotic universe on line.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A NEW ROXY STORY NOW ON LINE

A previously unpublished erotic story of mine, "Waiting for Mickey," is up now at FOR THE GIRLS:

http://www.forthegirls.com/

It's a quirky little story of just over 800 words.

LEFTY CANLIT, ANYONE?

I'm getting curious about left-wing Canadian fiction. How much of it is there? Most of what I encounter in the Canadian literary scene could probably be classified as "small l" liberal, but I am not that widely read when it comes to radical Canadian fiction. Can anyone recommend some good left-wing Canadian novels? Especially stuff from the last, say, 30 years or so.

Friday, April 4, 2008

ATTENTION, EROTIC BOOK REVIEWERS!

I still have some copies left of Erotika: Bedtime Stories.
(See link to left and illustration below left.)
Want to review it? just email me with your request for a
copy, and indicate your publication or website address.

ROXY'S LATEST PUBLISHING NEWS

Mammoth Book of Erotic Confessions has accepted a previously
unpublished work of mine! To be released in hardcopy in 2009.

Yippee!