Erotic Fiction

Writers Block #1: The Wife

Current Theme: Sex and Seduction Writing is a solitary process, we know. It requires varying degrees of isolation – physical, emotional and intellectual. Enter Alberto Moravia and his dark and erotic novel of love and betrayal, Conjugal Love. Mamma Mia, we got some trouble here. Take the protagonist, Silvio Baldeschi, for instance. A well-off Italian…

Why Won’t You Just Slap Me?

Two of my favorite movies of all time, Belle de Jour and Army of Shadows, just happened to be based on two novels of the same titles written by Joseph Kessel. For logic beyond my faculties, the United States has been extremely slow to come around to the talent of Joseph Kessel and it is…

Woman on Wire

Ramuz on Swiss Franc Note “What will people be reading in the year 2000? Not much more than Barbusse, Paul Morand, Ramuz and myself…” opined the author Louis-Ferdinand Céline… Ah, I love Céline. I wish this statement were true, but it’s been a rough millenium for Swiss writers. And in particular, Swiss writer Charles Ferdinand…