The Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girl

Author: Belle de Jour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297861026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9785

The bestselling and infamous diary of a high-class call girl, as seen on the show starring Billie Piper. Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a high-class call girl working in London. This is her story. From the summer of 2003 to the autumn of 2004 Belle charted her day-to-day adventures on and off the field in a frank, funny and award-winning web diary. Now, in her Intimate Adventures, Belle elaborates on those diary entries, revealing (among other things) how she became a working girl, what it feels like to do it for money, and where to buy the best knickers for the job. From debating the literary merits of Martin Amis with naked clients to smuggling whips into luxury hotels, this is a no-holds barred account of the high-class sex-trade, and an insight into the secret life of an extraordinary woman.

The Further Adventures of a London Call Girl

Author: Belle de Jour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297861034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1711

''She lists like Hornby. She talks dirty like Amis. She has the misanthropy of Larkin and examines the finer points of sexual technique as she is adjusting the torque on a beloved but temperamental old E-type...It's hard to believe that this clever and candid new voice has no more to say. Whoever the author is, she should give up the day job. Only then will we find out what the real Belle de Jour is made of.' Independent This follow-up to the hugely successful 'Intimate Adventures' will be just as bold, funny and brilliant. Peppered with agony-aunt letters and advice, and stories from her 'working' life, it's also the story of a young woman making her way in the world - told in Belle's inimitable voice.

The Digested Read

Author: John Crace

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 9781571431592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 3419

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.

The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl

Author: Joseph Kessel

Publisher: Overlook Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 181

View: 4319

Driven by her vivid sexual and sadomasochistic fantasies, Séverine Serizy, a Parisian housewife unable to share physical intimacy with her husband, takes a job at a brothel where, under the pseudonym "Belle de Jour," she fulfills her customers wildest fantasies, in a new edition of the classic erotic novel. Reprint.

Technologies of Sexiness

Author: Adrienne Evans,Sarah Riley

Publisher: Sexuality, Identity, and Society

ISBN: 0199914761

Category: Medical

Page: 164

View: 352

What does sexiness mean today? Has sexiness become something that is bought and sold? What identity effects does a sexiness informed by consumer culture have? This book addresses these questions, off the back of a heightened visibility of 'sex', 'sexiness', and 'sexualization' in everyday life.

Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism

Author: J. Gwynne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137326549

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

View: 674

This book analyses the impact of postfeminist discourse and the mainstreaming of pornography on our understanding of intimacy and female sexuality. It is a broad critical survey of a recent publishing phenomenon – the female-authored erotic memoir – and positions the texts under analysis as complex and contradictory expressions of popular feminism.

Ambiguous Selves

Author: Barbara Braid

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527543757

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 353

View: 3292

This collection of essays on selected texts in literature, film and the media is driven by a shared theme of contesting the binary thinking in respect of gender and sexuality. The three parts of this book – “contesting norms”, “performing selves” and “blurring the lines” – delineate the queer celebration of difference and deviance. They pinpoint the limitation of assumed norms and subverting them, revel in the fluid and ambiguous self that springs from the contestation of those norms, and then repeatedly transgress and, as a result, obscure the limits that separate the normal from the abnormal. The variety of texts included in the collection ranges from a discussion of queer subjects represented in film, television and literature to that of the representations of other non-normative figures (including a madwoman, a freak or a prostitute) and to gender-role contestation and gender-bending practicing evidenced in the press, theatre, film, literature and popular culture.

Dear World

Author: Kylie Cardell

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299300943

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

View: 1378

Recent radical changes have altered the form and functions of the diary, from the confession diaries of reality television, how-to diaries, and graphic diaries to the published diaries of war correspondents, the urgent personal writing of Arab women under conflict, and the daily online postings of sex bloggers.

Pop-Feminist Narratives

Author: Emily Spiers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192552848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 774

In Pop-Feminist Narratives, Emily Spiers explores the recent phenomenon of 'pop-feminism' and pop-feminist writing across North America, Britain, and Germany. Pop-feminism is characterised by its engagement with popular culture and consumerism; its preoccupation with sexuality and transgression in relation to female agency; and its thematisation of intergenerational feminist discord, portrayed either as a damaging discursive construct or as a verifiable phenomenon requiring remediation. Central to this volume is the question of theorising the female subject in a postfeminist neoliberal climate and the role played by genre and narrative in the articulation of contemporary pop-feminist politics. The heightened visibility of mainstream feminist discourse and feminist activism in recent years—especially in North America, Britain, and Germany—means that the time is ripe for a coherent comparative scholarly study of pop-feminism as a transnational phenomenon. This volume provides such an account of pop-feminism in a manner which takes into account the varied and complex narrative strategies employed in the telling of pop-feminist stories across multiple genres and platforms, including pop-literary fiction, the popular 'guide' to feminism, film, music, and the digital.

Writing Shame

Author: Kaye Mitchell

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474461867

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 310

Through readings of an array of recent texts - literary and popular, fictional and autofictional, realist and experimental - this book maps out a contemporary, Western, shame culture