Overview

A collective work of art whose time has come. Of lasting value for all lovers of literature and the erotic, this is a glorious, groundbreaking celebration of black sensuality, including works by Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and many more.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

A glorious, groundbreaking celebration of Black sensuality--short stories, poems, essays, folk tales, and letters--ranging from the lyrical to the lascivious, ...

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Erotique Noire: Black Erotica

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Overview

A collective work of art whose time has come. Of lasting value for all lovers of literature and the erotic, this is a glorious, groundbreaking celebration of black sensuality, including works by Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and many more.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

A glorious, groundbreaking celebration of Black sensuality--short stories, poems, essays, folk tales, and letters--ranging from the lyrical to the lascivious, from the prurient to the provocative. It is, as well, a serious and intellectually grounded anthology of black literature, including such authors as Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Barbara Chase-Riboud, among many others. (Anchor)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307576231
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/8/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 337,025
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2004

    Transitional Text

    In 1990, I was a still a boy, very much in need of the right woman, who might help me to become a real man. I was fortunate enough to meet her in the summer of that same year. Coincidentally, she introduced me to Erotique Noir: Black Erotica, both literally and literaturely, (is that a word?) and my education began. We would spend countless hours together poring over the rich, sensual text. Then we would spend more countless hours poring over each other... But I digress... The dialogue generated from the prose and poetry we shared in the book often led to the discovery of who we were, and whom we might one day become. It was quite a transitional experience for me. After sharing my summer semester with this intelligent, beautiful lady, I felt ready to graduate onto the path of adulthood. It is my belief that Erotique Noir:Black Erotica, served as the syllabus for my unforgettable experience. Apprecier.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Do not loan this book out

    Each time that I loan this book out I never get it back. Thats how good it is.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2008

    An incredible book that you will cherish!

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. This was given to me by a lover (one of the poets in the book) over 13 years ago. Although he and I had a very bitter break up, this book is a beautiful reminder of how breathtaking our love was. Makes a great gift, but don't loan yours out, you may never get it back!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    IMAGINE MY SURPRISE...

    WHEN I CLICKED ON THE TITLE EROTIQUE NORE... I HAD NO IDEA THAT THIS WAS THE BOOK THAT I HAD REC'D FROM A LOVER IN 1991, WE WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS THAT SAME YEAR. OVER THE YRS I WOULD READ HIS FAVORITE STORY "WET KISSES" BY FRANK LAMONT PHILLIPS. WELL TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT...GUESS WHO CAME BACK INTO MY LIFE IN 2001...SO GLAD THAT I HUNG ONTO THAT BOOK AFTER DOWNSIZING MY LIBRARY SEVERAL TIMES...THE FIRST QUESTION HE ASKED WAS IF I STILL HAD THE BOOK.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2004

    BUY MORE THAN ONE!!!!!

    This is one of my favorite pieces of literature ever written. The book is perfect. There's nothing that could have been added or taken away to make it better. It is an absolutely perfect piece of work. I've also had my copy for almost 10 years. I was in my teens when I got it and enjoyed it then and it was an incredible tool for my transition into maturity. I have also purchased it for others as gifts and this Christmas for a new man in my life and everyone is enthralled. I can't wait for him to SHOW me what his favorites were. ;-> I hope this NEVER goes out of print.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2003

    From smooth to outright raw!

    First and foremost this book is not for an imature and/or closed mind....period. My first contact with this book was through an exgirlfriend who gave it to me as a birthday gift, only thing is that she was the one who got the present after I spent a while reading it. Since that time we've went our separate ways, but I'm still think of her as I reread the different pages on occassion. This is a book that can fire the imagination and spice up your love life . It has something for everyone no matter their orientation. Very diverse writing styles and writers, and well put together. Hopefully with the advent of Russell Simmons' "Def Poetry" a new edition will be released, showing even more of the black diaspora's genius!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2002

    THIS BOOK HAS BEEN OUT FOR AWHILE NOW

    I FRST READ THIS IN 1991 AND THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THE BEST EROTICA BOOKS OUT AND BELIEVE ME NEVER LEND IT OUT BECAUSE IT NEVER GETS RETURNED! WHEN I PURCHASE IT AGAIN IT WILL BE MY THIRD TIME. I FIND IT TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST "BLACK EROTICA" BOOKS AROUND. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS ONE. I BELIEVE THIS BOOK IS WORTH MORE THAN 5 STARS; IT SHOULD BE A PERFECT TEN!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!!!

    THIS BOOK WAS A WONDERFUL DISPLAY OF LOVE, FANTASY, PROMISCUITY, METAPHORS, ETC. IT ENCOMPASSES EVERYTHING ABOUT EROTICA. AND THE SEXY SIGNS PROVED TO BE GENUINELY ON POINT. IT IS ALSO A GREAT PARTY FAVOR. I WAS AT A POINT IN MY LIFE WHERE I HAD AMPLE AMOUNT OF TIME AND TOOK UP READING AS A HOBBY. I USED THE READER'S SELECTION IN ESSENCE TO INSPIRE MY PURCHASE CHOICES AND THIS WAS A WINNER. WHEN I WENT TO PURCHASE THE BOOK, IT WAS HOUSED IN THE STORAGE ROOM, NOT OUT ON THE SHELVES. BUT ALL IN ALL, IT ALLOWED ME TO SEEK OUT THE EROTICA WITHIN MYSELF AND MY MATE. IT HAS DEFINITELY SPICED MY SENSUAL SIDE. LIKE AFOREMENTIONED, WANT TO CREATE AN INFORMAL ATMOSPHERE AT AN INTIMATE GATHERING WITH FRIENDS, BRING ON THE BLACK EROTICA, 'EROTIQUE NOIRE'. GREAT BOOK.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2001

    One of the BEST!

    This was the first cover to cover book I have read AND enjoyed in a long time. It was recommended to me and I have recommended it to SO many people. I purchased this book for the 3rd time today. It was lent out and never returned!! Very sexy, and so appropriately titled.. for it is VERY erotic. More than deserving of 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2001

    Pure sexuality

    I have had this book for close to 10 years and it still gives me goose bumps. This is an amazing book full of the reasons why we are such sexual beings. The short stories are captivating and the poems are simply devine. It's the kind of book you read whether you are in love or just looking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2001

    Hard to put down.

    If you are romantic and want your ladies to feel really sexy, read this book with them. Husbands take note, this is a good book for the marriage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2000

    HOT HOT HOT

    I first received this book as a gift and then began to hand it out as a handbook to my favorite girlfriends. We each own a copy and its like a bible to us when our men don't understand. Remember what He doesn't Understand Your Sister-Friend Always Does. I enjoy the way the words wrapped around me in a silk covering and transported me to places I would have never thought of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    It was incredibly outstanding.

    It had little stories that were worth sitting down to read. I would recommend this book to many others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    A Crowd Pleaser

    Sensual and seductive, Erotique Noire ignites a passion for poetry I've never had before. This is a perfect gift that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. I've purchased at least 10 for myself and some 'friends' It's definetly a crowd pleaser

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 1999

    Buying Our Second Copy

    I Love this book. Have read my original copy from December 26,1992 so much that the pages are dog eared and tired. I feel it is required reading for all lovers. My spouse and myself read from it to each other every night that we have time. Black Erotica was one of the first things that we brought as a couple.

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