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Encyclopedia > Alex Comfort

Alexander Comfort (February 10, 1920 - March 26, 2000) was a medical professional, anarchist, pacifist and writer, best known for The Joy of Sex, which played a part in what is often called the sexual revolution. He was also the author of many other books on a variety of topics. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes. ... The Joy of Sex was a ground-breaking sex manual by Alex Comfort, M.D., Ph. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Partial bibliography

  • No such Liberty (1941) - novel
  • Three new Poets (1942) - Alex Comfort, Roy McFadden, Ian Serraillier
  • A Wreath for the Living (1942)
  • Elegies (1944)
  • The Power House (1944) - novel
  • The Song of Lazarus (1945)
  • Outlaw of the Lowest Planet by Kenneth Patchen (1946) - Preface by Alex Comfort
  • Art And Social Responsibility (1946)
  • The Signal to Engage (1946)
  • Peace and Disobedience (1946) - pamphlet
  • Barbarism And Sexual Freedom (1948) - non-fiction
  • On This Side Nothing (1949) - novel
  • Authority And Delinquency In The Modern State (1950)
  • Sexual Behaviour In Society (1950) - non-fiction
  • And All But He Departed (1951)
  • A Giant's Strength (1952) - novel
  • Come out to Play (1961) - novel
  • Haste to the Wedding (1962)
  • Darwin and the Naked Lady (1962) - articles
  • Sex in Society (1963) - non-fiction
  • Koka Shastra (1964)
  • The Joy of Sex: A Gourment Guide to Lovemaking (1972)
  • Come out to Play (1975)
  • I And That: Notes On The Biology of Religion (1979)
  • Poems for Jane (1979)
  • Tetrach (1981)
  • Reality And Empathy: Physics, Mind, And Science In The 21st Century (1984)
  • Writings Against Power and Death (1994)

Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911–January 8, 1972) was an American poet and painter. ...

External links

  • Biography of Alex Comfort - with attention to his anarchist politics
  • See the Alex Comfort Page in the Anarchist Encyclopedia
  • Guardian obituary
  • Find-A-Grave profile for Alex Comfort

  Results from FactBites:
Alex Comfort Page; anarchist, poet, sexologist from the Daily Bleed's Anarchist Encyclopedia (1566 words)
Alex Comfort was psychiatry lecturer at Stanford University.
Comfort is on record as having rather despised his sex books, for all they had made him so amazingly rich, and wanting to be remembered for his poetry, politics, novels and science.
Professor Alex Comfort, British-born physician, novelist, anarchist, pacifist, well-known as the author of "The Joy of Sex: A Gourmet Guide to Lovemaking" and psychiatry lecturer at Stanford between 1974 and 1983 died March 26 after suffering the last in a series of strokes.
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