The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction

by J.H. Blair, Kathy Acker, Michael Chabon, Charles D'Ambrosio, Don DeLillo, E.L. Doctorow, Pam Durban, Jennifer Egan, Steve Erickson, Amanda Filipacchi, Maria Flook, Mary Gaitskill, Saul Bellow, Rebecca Goldstein, Mary Gordon, Oscar Hijuelos, A.M. Homes, Paula Huston, Siri Hustvedt, Charles R. Johnson, Lynne McFall, James McManus, Joan Mellen, Amy Bloom, Anchee Min], Anna Monardo, Rick Moody, Susanna Moore, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Gwendolyn M. Parker, Dale Peck, Philip Roth, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Robert Boswell, Dani Shapior, Charlotte Watson Sherman, Jane Smiley, Susan Sontag, Scott Spencer, William Styron, Elizabeth Tallent, Joan Wickersham, Harold Brodkey, Frederick Busch, Robert Olen Butler, Patrick Califia-Rice, Mary Caponegro

They imbued their art with the truth about love and sex andseduction.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5
  • Published February 1st 2000 by Berkley
  • Original Title: The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction
  • ISBN: 0425172252 (ISBN13: 9780425172254)
  • Edition Language: English

They imbued their art with the truth about love and sex and seduction. They pushed erotic writing to the center stage of American fiction. They took risks, fed our imaginations, and explored our fantasies. Drawn from the works of dozens of the best contemporary American writers, The Good Parts is American writing at its most unabashedly erotic. Contributors include: * Saul Bellow * Harold Brodkey * Philip Roth * Don DeLillo * Scott Spencer * William Styron * Joan Mellen * Kathy Acker * Rebecca Goldstein * Joyce Carol Oates * Lynne Sharon Schwartz * Elizabeth Tallent * Pat Califia * Toni Morrison * Michael Chabon * Robert Boswell * E.L. Doctorow * Mary Gordon * Oscar Hijuelos * Susanna Moore * Pam Durban * Dani Shapiro * Frederick Busch * Mary Caponegro * A.M. Homes * Charles Johnson * Jane Smiley * Robert Olen Butler * Siri Hustvedt * Susan Sontag * Amy Bloom * Steve Erickson * Amanda Filipacchi * Anna Monardo * Maria Flook * Dale Peck * Joan Wickersham * Lynne McFall * Gwendolyn M. Parker * Charles D’Ambrosio * Jennifer Egan * Anchee Min * Rick Moody * Charlotte Watson Sherman * Paula Huston * James McManus * Mary Gaitskill