Monday, June 17, 2013

Paperback 663: Women / Ed. A. M. Krich (Dell First Edition D3)

Paperback 663: Dell First Edition D3 (PBO, 1953)

Title: Women
Editor: A. M. Krich
Cover artist: Walter Brooks

Yours for: $7


Best things about this cover:
  • Women—can't live with 'em, can't tear their arms off.
  • Women—how to tell a real one from a sculpture.
  • Women—baffling us with their arcane "experiences" since the times of the ancient Greeks
  • I'm familiar with the green "women" symbol, but I'm having trouble with the mysterious pink thing they've thrown around her neck. Is that a diaphragm?


Best things about this back cover:
  • "Prepuberty in Women" seems self-contradictory.
  • "The Unmarried" sounds like a horror film.
  • "Menopause: It's Scary So Here's A Comforting Euphemism."

Page 123~

Among the Arapesh, the problem is seen not as maintenance of potency but as resistance of seduction by strong positively sexed women. "She will hold your cheeks, you will hold her breasts, your skin will tremble, you will sleep together, she will steal part of your body fluid, later she will give it to the sorcerer and you will die."

Sorry, I'm still giggling at "She will hold your cheeks..."


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1 comment:

Graham Powell said...

That thing around her neck looks suspiciously like a big "O". Or else just ring around the collar.