Some of the worst erotic writing, coupled with the editing of someone who has to have been illiterate, illustrated by the lousiest photography, and printed in the cheapest manner possible, to be sold... More > from under the counter and hidden away or tossed out with little ceremony.
This describes the production, distribution and consumption of what have only been known as "Readers", and very little is known apart from that.
Published randomly around the 1930’s and 40’s, though dating them with any precision is impossible. They had exorbitant prices printed on the covers, along with claims to have been from remote locales and fanciful sounding publishing houses.
Increasingly rare, these original booklets will fetch a pretty penny, but after years of collecting, this volume of almost 600 pages presents the facsimile contents of fifteen of these ridiculous, funny, sometimes offensive and even occasionally titillating booklets.< Less
Henry M. Tichenor was a writer and magazine editor prominent in the socialist and freethinking movements during the Progressive Era of American history. His writings frequently condemned organized... More > religion, Christianity in particular, as a tool used by the upper classes to maintain control over the working class. In the realm of opposition to religion, he has been ranked beside Clarence Darrow and Madalyn Murray O’Hair as a leading American freethinker of the twentieth century.
In “The Sorceries and Scandals of Satan”, Tichenor employs the figure of Satan as a literary symbolic character to represent rebellion against tyranny — a symbolism with a robust tradition in literature and political works. In his book, the character symbol of Satan is employed as a foil against which to compare the horrors of organized religion, especially Christianity. A foreword my Robert Merciless provides biographical information and historical context for the author and work.< Less
Laff your way back to a time when making light of sex and class differences was not punishable BY LAW.
Featuring comics, naughty photos and lots of really back jokes from the 1960's. Over 560 pages... More > of vintage material!
Including an introduction by photographer and archivist Christopher R. Mealie, editor of SexCats (Goliath Books).< Less