Laughter in the Dark

Richard Crasta, author of "The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel" and 12 other books on thoughts, literature, and photographs that interest him. For links, please visit:

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Many of my books: The Revised Kama Sutra ,  Impressing the Whites, The killing of ah Author, and I will Not go the F**k to Sleep are available on Google Play, which can be accessed and read on Android phones, etc.

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“Man, the most exquisite part of whose life is perhaps ten or twenty years, should practice Kama as soon and for as long as is biologically possible, and emigrate to America — where, according to Hollywood movies and assorted Western novels, millions of insatiable and sexually ravenous women await his arrival, ready to serve his pleasure, and theirs.”
— The Revised Kama Sutra, circa Twentieth Century A.D.

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I Put a Spell on You.


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Those dead writers kept us alive. SIX WORDS (3/18/14). And sometimes, the living writers do.

Working For Bill Taub, Los Angeles Television Writer-Producer

Working For Bill Taub, Los Angeles Television Writer-Producer

Just to know Bill Taub is to be blessed. And to have interacted him for nearly three months as his book was edited (by me) and then formatted for the Kindle and for print (by me and Christiana Miller, jointly)–I consider myself to be thrice blessed.

A generous man with a delightful sense of humor and a perpetually sunny disposition, one who is always appreciative of what you do for him: how in…

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Writing for me was a feat of self-preservation. If I did not do it, I would die. So I did it. Philip Roth in The New York Times

Philip Roth in The New York Times

Too well-spoken and thought-provoking not to be shared again:

Misogyny, a hatred of women, provides my work with neither a structure, a meaning, a motive, a message, a conviction, a perspective, or a guiding principle…  only a madman would go to the trouble of writing 31 books in order to affirm his hatred.

It is my comic fate to be the writer these traducers have decided I am not. They practice a rather commonplace form of social control: You are not what you think you are. You are what we think you are. You are what we choose for you to be. Well, welcome to the subjective human race. The imposition of a cause’s idea of reality on the writer’s idea of reality can only mistakenly be called “reading.” And in the case at hand, it is not necessarily a harmless amusement. In some quarters, “misogynist” is now a word used almost as laxly as was “Communist” by the McCarthyite right in the 1950s — and for very like the same purpose.

Yet every writer learns over a lifetime to be tolerant of the stupid inferences that are drawn from literature and the fantasies implausibly imposed upon it. As for the kind of writer I am? I am who I don’t pretend to be.