The 'Writers on…' series is a collection of extracts, anecdotes, quotations and occasional philosophical musings from the world's most influential authors. It celebrates writers who have an individual, creative outlook on the world; on subjects from 'drink' to 'death', and 'love' to 'libraries'. Starting with ancient civilisations and moving towards the present day, this collection of intellectual and often humorous reflections provides a fascinating insight into a vast array of topics. What all these issues have in common though, is that in some way they have all enthused, influenced, ensnared or concerned the greatest writers of the day.
Writers on…Sex provides a dramatic window into some of the most influential author's relationships with copulation. It encompasses extracts from clandestine correspondences to the loudest of public proclamations, and contains some of history's most enduring meditations on fornication, procreation and sensuality. Vacillating between all-consuming passions and rational, cynical, even comical analyses, this collection offers an intriguing overview of that most universal of activities – Sex.