Necrophilia Variations is a literary monograph on the erotic attraction to corpses and death.

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Necrophilia Variations uses literary means to probe the psychopathology of sexual perversion. Eros, the book asks, is naturally drawn to beauty, and yet nothing would seem to be less inherently beautiful than a cadaver. How is it that a necrophile ends up confusing the two, or making the leap, such that he finds beauty in what most people would find repugnant? How does he come to desire that which would seem to be intrinsically undesirable?

Written in a style that ranges from the lugubrious to the ludicrous — from purple prose to black humor — Necrophilia Variations exhibits a world of depravity from the inside out. Each of its texts utilizes the first person — not because it is autobiographical but rather because it is personal, even intimate. Why intimate? Because that's how death is — near you, beside you, eventually inside you as well.

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Published in 2005
200 Pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN 0-9704971-1-3
5 x 7 x 5/8 inches
Perfect bound, printed black wrapper
Text printed on 70# via laid natural paper

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