Forbidden Texts, Erotic Literature and Its Readers in Eighteenth-century France

Forbidden Texts, Erotic Literature and Its Readers in Eighteenth-century France

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Goulemot approaches the erotic book as a literary genre, and suggests that in early modern France, it could be found alongside accepted forms of literary practice. He argues that erotic literature was ousted from the marketplace with the arrival of a codified elitist conception of art, examines various narrative techniques, and discusses rules of production of erotic literature and its modes of consumption, including its use in brothel waiting rooms. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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