Title: Erotica



Location: Black Lace Series Anonymous, The Pearl (Ed. Note: This Book Was Taken From The Crc Humanities Computing Studio Collection.) Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library

Pagination: 0

Illustrations: - extensive, sensual description - element of tension - taboos

Document Type: Graffiti


Erotica explores thought and imagery related to what is sexual. It is distinct from pornography in that pornography aims solely at physical arousal, but erotica incorporates a story and character to engage the reader's thought and emotion regarding desire. Accordingly, erotica is very diverse in subject matter. It is explicit, and provocative, but not necessarily graphic; where pornography just tells, erotica aims to show and evoke.