This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, and it was reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and those insane cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But both porn and cult propaganda get dull rather quickly. And when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
Oh yes, Shakespeare references pop up everywhere,
including in Desires For Youth, a
1970s porn book by Stan Adams. This book is actually well written, particularly
considering its genre, and it contains a humorous reference to The Comedy Of Errors. In a story in
which a young man hopes to woo the family’s maid, Adams writes: “I got to her ass one day when there was no
one in the house but the two of us. At the time I thought it was my big
seduction scene, but now as I look back on it, it was more like a hilarious
comedy of eros” (p. 123). What a surprising play with language!
Desires For Youth
was published in 1976 by Aquarius 7 Publishers, and is part of the Bedroom