Nerve: Literate Smut : Fiction, Essays, and Photographs from Some of Today's Most Provocative Writers and Artists

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Genevieve Field, Rufus Griscom
Broadway Books, 1998 - Fiction - 272 pages
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New York magazine called Nerve "the Web's most intelligent forum for erotica." Now, from the creators of Nerve.com comes an original collection of sexual fiction and nonfiction from some of today's best writers.

Since its online debut in 1997, Nerve has been publishing brazen, titillating,  and intelligent prose and photography. Nerve: Literate Smut highlights some of the webzine's most acclaimed stories and essays by writers such as Norman Mailer, Sallie Tisdale, Rick Moody, Thom Jones, and Dr. Joycelyn Elders, as well as striking photographs by Andres Serrano, Richard Kern, Sylvia Plachy, and others. Nerve's founders frame the texts and photos with original and revealing essays on the many sides of sex--from shame and habits to taboos, debauchery, and, of course, love.  This volume demonstrates why Nerve is more than the latest web phenomenon--it's a bold new sexual sensibility and a precocious force in American culture.

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User Review  - Ross - Goodreads

An engaging, effectively non-pornographic set of stories and essays about sex and many related subjects (gender, eroticism, sex work, pornography, shame, and love being a few). Accessible, genuine and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Monica - Goodreads

Yes, yet another sex book. I really enjoyed this one. Good essays, stories, interviews and photographs. Didn't read much in the last section, though - couldn't keep my interest. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Genevieve Field created and edited books for MTV in her pre-Nerve life. She writes short stories and is at work on her first novel, which is being published in installments on Nerve.

Rufus Griscom left his job as an editor and director of new media in book publishing to cofound Nerve.com. His writing has appeared in Publishers Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and other publications.

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