Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Definition of pornography

From Apostrophe's Forward:

Yesterday's taboo is today's pornography
Yesterday's pornography is today's erotica
Yesterday's erotica is today's coffee table book

All a matter of timing, isn't it?


  1. “What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.”

    1933, Sigmund Freud, upon hearing that Nazis were burning his books

  2. If someone calls your novel pornography, Riccardo, they are, in my opinion, an unhappy soul who has never known the pleasures of a truly satisfying sex life with someone they feel passionate about. This blog helps me feel closer to you when I am in far away on another continent. Send my love to Sofi and think of me between the sheets with you both when next you meet. Perhaps you are already together and will read this in each other's arms. I admit I feel pangs of envy! Passionate Kisses from Capri !

  3. The view about 'yesterday' and 'today' seems sound even as in many places there is a backward trend. The intellectual attitude needs frequent adjustment to appreciate the thin divide between erotic and pornography.
    --Professor R.K.SINGH