Saturday, November 20, 2004

Passion in Print
On the eve of Britain's annual Bad Sex Award for the worst sex scenes in fiction (for which Tom Wolfe seems to be front-runner), the Guardian examines the history of sex in literature from D.H. Lawrence, to John Updike, Philip Roth and Doris Lessing to finally Zadie Smith. The way it is depicted and used has developed from straight lust and romance, to ugly realism and disappointment, to dispassion. Hmmm...obviously nobody at the Guardian reads Jackie Collins.

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