Item #6589 The Masquerade Erotic Newsletter. Richard Kasak, Pat Califia, Andrei Codrescu, Richard Kern, contributors.

The Masquerade Erotic Newsletter. January/February 1994. Vol. 3, No. 1

New York: Masquerade Books, Inc., 1994. Quarto, publisher's stapled photo-illustrated wraps.

January/February 1994 issue of erotic publisher Richard Kasak’s sex positive magazine. A former co-owner of Times Square paperback shop Bookmasters and a one-time Grove Press editor, Kasak later helmed the now-defunct Masquerade Books, once the world’s largest publishers of erotica, along with gay and lesbian imprints Bad Boy and Rosebud. Beginning in the early 1990s, the bimonthly magazine featured erotic fiction, book and video reviews, fetish photography, exposés, interviews with sex workers and industry insiders, and more. This issue features an article on modern primitivism by erotic fiction writer and trans cultural critic Pat Califia, who also wrote for Richard Kasak’s trade book imprint, Richard Kasak Books, an interview with Romanian novelist and occasional writer of pornography Andrei Codrescu, an interview with a dominatrix, and more. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos, drawings, reproductions, ads and classifieds. Fine. Item #6589