THE PIOUS PORNOGRAPHERS by William versen

THE PIOUS PORNOGRAPHERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is serious social criticism mixed with a scattergun satire that takes wild aim and still hits the mark. The essayist's title chapter, well-known, and widely quoted, is worth the price of the whole book. The sober-sided titillation of women's magazine articles that are preoccupied with sex, satisfaction and the mechanics thereof comes in for a complete drubbing and a very decent exposure. In ""May-December Madness"", the wish dreams indulged in by aging playwrights, authors and stars who combine senility with nubility for love interest is documented to a fare-thee-well. Erotic symbolism in advertising, the Madison Avenue ""brain-storming"" technique carried to a ridiculously ogical conclusion and the battle of the sexes come in for quotable comment. Heavily oinionated; light reading.

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1963
Publisher: Morrow