Jean-Jacques Bouchard (30 October 1606, in Paris – 26 August 1641, in Rome) was a French writer. He was the son of Jean Bouchard, Secretary of the King, and Claude Merceron, a relation of Gilles Ménage, from a recently ennobled family composed of judges. Bouchard was an author of erotic literature and notably published Confessions.
Paul Henry de Kock, better known as Henry de Kock, (25 April 1819 – 14 April 1892) was a 19th-century French playwright, novelist, and chansonnier, famous for his salacious novels. The son of Paul de Kock, he wrote feuilletons which gained a significant success such as La Voleuse d’amour (1863), L’Auberge des treize pendus (1866), […]
John Norman is the pen name of John Frederick Lange, Jr. (born June 3, 1931), who is the author of the Gor series of fantasy novels, and a professor of philosophy. John Lange was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Frederick Lange and Almyra D. Lange (née Taylor). Read: D. H. Lawrence
Charles d’Espinay (c. 1531, château d’Espinay – September 1591, Epiniac) was a French cleric, bishop and poet. He is most notable for his sonnets, particularly his erotic “Sonnets amoureux” published in 1559-1560 – he was a contemporary and disciple of Pierre de Ronsard. He was the younger son of Guy III d’Espinay († 1551) and […]
Lori Perkins (born April 8, 1959) is an American literary agent, book publisher and author. In 2012, she founded Riverdale Avenue Books, an e-book publishing company, in Riverdale, Bronx. Perkins was born in White Plains, New York, and grew up in Upper Manhattan, where she went to Barnard School for Girls and graduated from […]
Denis Diderot (French: [dəni did(ə)ʁo]; 5 October 1713 – 31 July 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer, best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d’Alembert. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment. Diderot began his education by obtaining a Master of Arts […]