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Intercourse : stories

Author: Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of short fiction by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a revealing look at what goes through a person's mind during sex as he captures the innermost thoughts of such couples as Bonnie and Clyde, Adam and Eve, and Richard Milhous Nixon and Pat Nixon.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 9780811863575 0811863573
OCLC Number: 180750605
Description: 216 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Adam, Eve --
Zeus, in the form of a swan, Leda --
Helen, Paris --
Helen, Menelaus --
Mary Magdalene, Tiberius Aurelius Gavros --
Cleopatra VII, Marcus Antonius --
Attila, Ildico --
Izumi Shikibu, Prince Atsumichi --
Lucrezia Borgia, Alfonso D'Este --
Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn --
William Shakespeare, Henry Wriotesley, third Earl of Southhampton --
Cotton Mather, Lydia Lee Mather --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nancy Storace --
Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette Josefa Johanna Von Habsburg-Lothringen, known in France as Marie Antoinette --
Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings --
Napoleþon Bonaparte, Joseþphine de Beauharnais, Fortuneþ --
Benjamin, Hannah --
John Wilkes Booth, Catherine Winslow --
Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln --
Martha Jane "Calamity Jane" Canary, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok --
Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde --
Sigmund Freud, Minna Bernays --
Lizzie Andrew Borden, Nance O'Neil --
James Joyce, Nora Barnacle --
Pablo Picasso, Fernande Olivier --
Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas --
Victor de Satode Pen~asco y Castellana --Mata Hari, Jack Johnson --
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Josephine Ruggles --
Ernest Himingway, Ceþline Gauthier --
Josephine Baker, Georges Simenon --
Jean-Paull Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir --
Milton Berle, Aimee Semple McPherson --
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker --
Adolf Hitler, Inga Arvad --
Inga Arvad, John F. Kennedy --
J. Edgar Hoover, Clyde Tolson --
Albert Einstein, Margarita Konenkova --
Richard Milhous Nixon, Thelma Catherine "Pat" Nixon --
Joseph R. McCarthy, Jean Kerr McCarthy --
Robert F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe --
William Jefferson Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham --
Elvis Presley, Holly Singleton --
Diana, Charles Philip Arthur George --
Rooster, Chicken --
Kevin Smith, Julia Hanson Smith --
George W. Bush, Laura Bush --
Robert Olen Butler, Miss X --
Kevin Smith, Julia Hanson --
Santa Claus, Ingebirgitta.
Responsibility: Robert Olen Butler.

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Includes 100 short stories, which comprise the inner streams of consciousness of 50 couples while making love. This book gets into the minds of people across history, from King Louis XVI and Marie  Read more...

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"Butler seals the deal with crystalline prose, a dark imagination and some moments of light camp." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, April 7, 2008 ."..titillating and meaty." --New York Magazine

 
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