Dark Eros: Black Erotic Writings
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Author: Reginald Martin (Editor), Foreword by Lenard D. Moore, Ishmael Reed (Introduction)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, Inc.
Date Published: July 1997
Format: Trade Cloth
Includes the critically acclaimed essay by Kalamu ya Salaam, titled ``Do Right Women: Black Women, Eroticism, and Classic Blues.''
The overwhelming power of the erotic imagination is brought to full flower in this masterful collection of African-American writings. With more than one hundred pieces from more than seventy-five writers, most original to this volume, Dark Eros explores the erotic possibilities as imagined and reported by authors both well-known and up-and-coming. Using the literary to trace the full range of the erotic impulse, this collection of writers and writings--poetry, fiction, and essays--covers the length and breadth of styles and emotions in contemporary African-American writing.