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The Best American Erotica 1996 (Best American Erotica)

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The Best American Erotica 1996 is the ideal collection for all lovers of first-rate erotic literature. Edited by Susie Bright, whom the Utne Reader calls "one of the leading thinkers and visionaries of our time," this fourth annual edition of a best selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year - including peculiarly dark and dangerous take ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 8th 1996 by Touchstone
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Annabeth Leong
Jan 02, 2013 Annabeth Leong rated it it was amazing
This book will always be special to me because it was the first work of erotica I owned, bought from a library sale as surreptitiously as I could manage. I don't know how it would feel to read it with fresh eyes today, but I'll always view its pages through the unbearably heady haze of lustful naughtiness I felt the first time out.

The book contains old favorites that I've revisited many times, particularly "The Perfect Fit," a shoe fetish piece by Katya Andreevna, Cecelia Tan's fantasy "Pearl D
Jul 17, 2011 T. rated it it was ok
Not the finest collection out there. Some are definitely dark, some dangerous, but hardly anything I would call "cutting edge" as described in the blurb. Four stories that have made an impression on me are: The Letter by Eric Albert, The Hit by Steven Saylor (writing as Aaron Travis), an excerpt from Jack the Modernist by Robert Gluck, and Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot by Robert Olen Butler.

I also encountered an excerpt of Susanna Moore's in the cut, which I remember abandoning last
Jul 23, 2007 Juliet rated it it was ok
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Not really very erotic, to say the least. Most stories were too formulaic and believe it or not, boring. That is, in terms of it being the *best* erotica book of that year. This book could win the 'Worst Use of a Phallic Symbol on the Cover Award' though.. I mean, what's up with that corn on the cover. Was that supposed to arouse me?
Jul 27, 2008 HeavyReader rated it really liked it
I really adore this series. I reach for the books in this series again and again.
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Susannah "Susie" Bright (also known as Susie Sexpert) is a writer, speaker, teacher, audio-show host, performer, all on the subject of sexuality. She is one of the first writers/activists referred to as a sex-positive feminist.
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