Venus bound: the erotic voyage of the Olympia Press and its writers

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Random House, May 21, 1996 - History - 358 pages
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The story of the Olympia Press is one of the most flamboyant in publishing history. In the 1950s, when dirty books (and great ones) were being banned in Britain and America, Maurice Girodias launched a career in Paris that earned him the nickname the "Prince of Porn." John de St. Jorre gives a high-spirited account of this infamous publisher whose eclectic list included Lolita, The Ginger Man, Henry Miller's several Tropics, and the outrageous romp called Candy. Photos.

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De St. Jorre, a journalist and coauthor of The Marines (Doubleday, 1989), offers a history of the infamous Olympia Press, 1953-73 (owned by Maurice Girodias in Paris and New York), and its predecessor ... Read full review

Contents

Lesbian Love and Male Fantasy
13
Olympia Gathers Steam
52
The Wild Ginger Man
87
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

John de St. Jorre is a freelance journalist and the author of "The Brother's War and "Legendary Golf Clubs of Scotland, England, Wales & Ireland.

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