Nerve: Literate Smut

Nerve: Literate Smut

In Library, Magazine by The Strict Librarian

Author or Editor: Geneviev Field & Rufus Griscom

New York magazine called Nerve “the Web’s most intelligent forum for erotica.” Now, from the creators of Nerve.com comes an original collection of sexual fiction and nonfiction from some of today’s best writers.

Since its online debut in 1997, Nerve has been publishing brazen, titillating, and intelligent prose and photography. Nerve: Literate Smut highlights some of the webzine’s most acclaimed stories and essays by writers such as Norman Mailer, Sallie Tisdale, Rick Moody, Thom Jones, and Dr. Joycelyn Elders, as well as striking photographs by Andres Serrano, Richard Kern, Sylvia Plachy, and others. Nerve’s founders frame the texts and photos with original and revealing essays on the many sides of sex–from shame and habits to taboos, debauchery, and, of course, love. This volume demonstrates why Nerve is more than the latest web phenomenon–it’s a bold new sexual sensibility and a precocious force in American culture.