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Fiction

Dreamtime Venetia Welby Review

Venetia Welby’s futuristic second novel, Dreamtime, has an altogether different atmosphere and resonance to her first, Mother of Darkness, set in London’s Soho. Both novels, however, feature central characters in crisis seeking to put themselves […]

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Interview

Eric Lane Dedalus Books Interview

Book Blast interview with the founder of Dedalus Books, established in 1983. A truly unique publishing house, it is recognized for its quality and unorthodox taste in the esoteric, the erotic and the European. The […]

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BookBlast Estates

Sex in the City Nineteenth-century Paris & London Explorations

Sex in the City for women of the demi-monde living in nineteenth-century Paris and London involved living a racy, scandalous and at times, dangerous, lifestyle. Nana and Prostitution In his planning notes for Nana, the […]

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Explorations
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Explorations

Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Explorations

“Lolita was rejected by four American publishers in 1954; published in Paris by The Olympia Press, September 1955; banned by the French government, December 1956; found “not objectionable” by U. S. Customs, February 1957; back […]