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Riassunto: A fresh new voice in erotic fiction, Elissa Wald's first work is fast becoming an underground cult classic. Wald studied writing at Columbia University. Her resume includes jobs in the circus, on Indian reservations, as a phone sex operator, as a stripper, and as an outreach counselor to prostitutes. A subtle, beautifully crafted collection, Meeting the Master presents an accomplished new author whose lyrical economy and ability to see the erotic in everyday life make her stories a true pleasure to read.
From Kirkus Reviews: Strange and unsettling stories of sadomasochism (originally self-published) from a newcomer who obviously knows the territory. Most literary depictions of the S&M scene simply aim for titillation, but Wald's approach, while hardly demure, seems more ambitious. Her characters--usually young, ordinary suburbanites from Middle America--become Masters or Slaves the way other teenagers become rock climbers or Rangers fans, and the real measure of her success is her ability to make the bizarre and highly perverse subculture of the dungeons seem comprehensible and almost normal from an outsider's point of view. In ``The Houseboy,'' for example, a perfectly unremarkable high-school senior becomes so obsessed by an Army recruiter (and intelligence operative) that he travels to New York and invents an excuse to move in with him as a kind of au pair; in ``Turned Out,'' a recently sprung ex-con finds himself unable to cope with the freedom of a life without constraints. The dominatrix in ``Therapy,'' who finds herself beaten at her own game by her shrink, is one of the less convincing characters here, as is the Catholic schoolgirl of ``Resolution,'' who runs away with a circus to lose her sexual inhibition and discovers herself in the process. For the most part, however, these stories are inhabited by thoroughly credible characters whose peculiarities serve to inspire curiosity rather than boredom or disgust--such as the college girl of ``Missing the Boat,'' whose interest in S&M seems to proceed from an overwhelming sense of her own boredom unrelieved by any sense of her own identity. Remarkable and fascinating, if somewhat crudely drawn. Wald writes with a simplicity and frankness that are unusual but perfectly suited to her subject. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: Meeting the Master: An Exploration of ...
Casa editrice: Prowess Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Prowess Press, U.S.A., 1995. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. Codice libro della libreria 003964
Descrizione libro Prowess Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2776836700
Descrizione libro Prowess Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Codice libro della libreria G0965079007I3N00
Descrizione libro Prowess Press, 1995. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Signed by Author 0965079007 Inscribed presentation copy signed by the author. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Codice libro della libreria BMAR07188
Descrizione libro Prowess Press:, New York, 1995. First edition, TPBO, Trade paperback, Fine, This copy appears unread. Codice libro della libreria 55209
Descrizione libro Prowess Press,U.S., 1995. Softcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good in wrappers. Codice libro della libreria 29665
Descrizione libro Prowess Press, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020965079007
Descrizione libro Prowess Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0965079007 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.0645942
Descrizione libro Prowess Press, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P010965079007
Descrizione libro Prowess Press, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110965079007