Satyricon USA : a journey across the new sexual frontier (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Satyricon USA : a journey across the new sexual frontier

Author: Eurydice.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Like Petronius, the ancient Roman writer she takes as her model, Eurydice presents a firsthand account of the chaos of human sexuality in all its kinky, confused, and transgressive expressions. With a style that combines erudition, wit, and hipness, and audaciously draws on both the factual authority of journalism and the atmospheric license of fiction, Eurydice transports us inside the nightmarish, breathtaking  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eurydice.
Satyricon USA.
New York : Scribner, ©1999
(OCoLC)607113579
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eurydice.
ISBN: 0684839512 9780684839516
OCLC Number: 40076663
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Sex Across America --
Provincetown: Guys as Dolls --
New York: Masters of Ceremony --
Pensacola: War in Peace --
San Francisco: Blood Simple Babes --
Dallas: The Economy of Desire --
Cincinnati: Intercourse by Numbers --
Americans Abroad: Virgins at Heart --
Los Angeles: Tales from the Crypt --
Miami and Santa Fe: Alien Romance --
Memphis: Hypercoitus.
Responsibility: Eurydice.

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"Like Petronius, the ancient Roman writer she takes as her model, Eurydice presents a firsthand account of the chaos of human sexuality in all its kinky, confused, and transgressive expressions. With a style that combines erudition, wit, and hipness, and audaciously draws on both the factual authority of journalism and the atmospheric license of fiction, Eurydice transports us inside the nightmarish, breathtaking realms of dungeons and bloodletting clubs, cross-dressing conferences, supersized strip emporiums, as well as military bases and Catholic monasteries."--BOOK JACKET. "Her aim is to understand these people who are drawn to the farthest sexual "fringe." On her journeys, Eurydice learns that, in fact, they are well-educated middle- to upper-class professional Americans. They are housewives and stockbrokers, college students and grandparents, doctors and priests. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Eurydice probes people's dual lives to answer some fundamental questions: Why is our society simultaneously obsessed with and afraid of sex? How does this widespread sexual eccentricity coexist with our puritanical hysteria about sexual harassment and "moral turpitude"? Are we today more liberated or actually more confined than in the past?"--Jacket.

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