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Author Nicholson, Geoff, 1953- author

Title Sex collectors / Geoff Nicholson
Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [2006]


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Description viii, 274 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- 1 An Introduction: The usual throat clearing, my father's gnomic wisdom, anal retention, less than full disclosure, living with and without a sex collection. -- 2 Women and Museums: Wilzig, Kubrick, Evans, Homer. -- 3 Some History, Some Theory: Hair, horn, holy foreskins; Benjamin, Freud, Marx, Aljasmets. Aljasmets? -- 4 Collecting the Self and Others: Lotus shoes, fingernails, art, the penis in plaster. -- 5 The Numbers Game: Hatred, repellent behavior, a scoreboard, a garment of shame, a melancholy archive. -- 6 Some Erotic Bibliographers -- Bloomsbury to Santa Rosa: An erotomaniac and an erotomane. -- 7 Ex Libris and an Ex-Actress: The commissioner and the commissioned. -- 8 New York Boys and Girls: Connoisseurs, trade, sanity, and order. -- 9 The Dealer and the Dealt With: Statistics, aesthetic consolidation, cynicism, the conveyor belt of acquisition. -- 10 What I Did at the Kinsey: A belief in data, increasing your happiness, the Documentary Collection, the missing "Spicies." -- 11 The Fatherland, the Mother Lode: Porn art, an old Etonian, a book club, some barbed wire, a failed collector. -- Bibliography
Summary The thriving business of erotica is a mixture of sophistication and seduction, an underground world of eccentric artists and serious collectors. Nicholson celebrates these collectors and the occasionally beautiful, frequently bizarre, and always fascinating objects they have amassed. This winning story of one man's attempt to collect collectors, to reveal the neuroses (the combination of self and psychology) that drive some people to collect, and to have good, dirty, high-minded fun while doing it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Erotic art -- Collectors and collecting.
Erotic films -- Collectors and collecting.
Erotic literature -- Collectors and collecting.
Sex -- Literary collections.
Genre/Form Literature.
LC no. 2005057600
ISBN 0743265874