Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dating from the late 60s, this is one of Ellison's stronger short story collections. He's known primarily as a fantasist, but most of these are gritty, down-to-earth tales about anything from an illegal abortion in Mexico ("Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine") and a shy late 20s fellow's introduction to sex in a Nevada brothel, to an old Jewish woman confronting a neo-Nazi, and a prison riot. The two outstanding pieces are "The Return of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie," an atypical novella about a Hollywood team that brings a largely talentless, aging starlet out of retirement as a publicity stunt, and the lengthy introduction in which the author talks candidly about his own lessons in sex and love. (He assures us the title of the collection is ironic, by the way.)
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Kind of sex:    -   abortion Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast    -   Midwest    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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