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Intercourse in fiction: everything we should not compose as soon as we come up with intercourse

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Frenzied penises, bulbous salutations, bulging trousers, howling, groans, sighs, minty-flavoured tongues, embarrassing jobs and spasming muscles: all of these things you’ll be prepared to get in a few of the winning entries for the Literary Review’s Bad Intercourse in Fiction Award.

Since its first in 1993, the #BadSex prize happens to be a– that is somewhat light-hearted quasi components of severity – spectacle. First designed to emphasize those writers that have “produced an outstandingly bad scene of sexual description in a otherwise good novel”, the prize however additionally stresses a significant function: “to draw focus on poorly written, perfunctory, or redundant passages of intimate description in contemporary fiction, and also to discourage them”. (more…)