Overdrafts of Pleasure

John Cleland wrote his (very) erotic novel, Fanny Hill, in prison. What did he mean by it?Max Nelson is writing a series on prison literature. Read the previous entry, on Merle Haggard and the long tradition of the outlaw poet, here.John Cleland’s sentences often resemble the sexual encounters he imagined in his best-known book—a two-volume novel called Memoirs of… Read More »

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