Frank harris my life and loves book
My Life and Loves - WikipediaJump to navigation. The notorious first volume of Harris' autobiography was published in a private edition in Paris, in In keeping with Harris' oft-stated intention to be candid about sexual matters, this edition came complete with a number of photographs of naked women. Perhaps by this device Harris hoped to attract more of the one-handed type of reader than he might otherwise, but it only served to bring the book to the attention of the French and German Customs, who might otherwise have failed to notice its lubricious content. Given the mores of the time it was surely inevitable that 'My Life and Loves' would become a byword for the graphical description of sexual encounters, even without all the publicity generated by Harris' struggles with the law of several countries.
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My Life and Loves is the autobiography of the Ireland-born, naturalized-American writer and editor Frank Harris — As published privately by Harris between and , and by Jack Kahane 's Obelisk Press in , the work consisted of four volumes, illustrated with many drawings and photographs of nude women. The book gives a graphic account of Harris's sexual adventures and relates gossip about the sexual activities of celebrities of his day. The work was banned in both the United States and Britain for a span of 40 years. The foreword begins, "Here in the blazing heat of an American August, amid the hurry and scurry of New York, I sit down to write my final declaration of Faith, as a preface or foreword to the Story of my Life.
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