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The Undergrowth of Literature

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A whole range of publications devoted to sexual fantasy is now flooding both the American and Britsh markets; The Undergrowth of Literature is an entertaining and penetrating analysis of their status and role. After first examining the women's magazine market and noting the enormous increase in sexual and fetishtic fantasy in modern advertising and fashion photography, the author turns to the magazine literature available for heterosexual men. From there she moves to the mushrooming market in male homosexual magazines and flagellation literature and then goes on to discuss those for "minority" interests - publications written for and often by Lesbians, transvestites, rubber fetishists and bondage enthusiasts. Finally, as a comparison, she takes a look at contemporary heroes in children's comics, with an insight that may perhap drive the reader to question the real significance of Batman's and Wonder Woman's gear. --- from book's back cover

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Hardback Editions

January 1968 : UK Hardback

Author(s): Gillian Freeman
ISBN: 0-17-138022-3 / 978-0-17-138022-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nelson
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Paperback Editions

March 1969 : UK Paperback

Title: Undergrowth of Literature (Modern Society)
Author(s): Gillian Freeman
ISBN: 0-586-02712-2 / 978-0-586-02712-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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