The Top Five Doomed Literary Couples

The Top Five Doomed Literary Couples

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We were as sad as everyone else to wake up this morning to the news of Anna Faris and Chris Pratt’s separation. Especially since their ‘getting-together’ story involves the adorable revelation that they both had dead-bug collections. So while Hollywood is in mourning, we put together a list of the top five doomed couples of the literary world.      1. Zelda Sayre and F. Scott FitzGerald.    Image Courtesy of MentalFloss   This doomed couple of the roaring twenties are one of the most famous literary couples of all time; their relationship and penchant for partying almost as legendary as …

5 of the Best Literary Sex Scenes

5 of the Best Literary Sex Scenes

There are two main types of sex scenes in fiction — the smutty, Literotica kind and the true-to-life, if slightly embellished, good stuff. Literary sex scenes a la Fifty Shades of Grey aren’t remotely new. James Joyce’s letters to his wife, for example, packed some fire to shelves in 1909 with classy dirty language and “titillating fixations.” Yet, authors walk a much finer line between tacky and truly great sex scenes. Groan-worthy sex scenes aren’t hard to find. With that in mind, we rounded up the top 5 literary sex scenes for your reading pleasure courtesy of John Fox, PanMacmillan, and Cosmopolitan. (Note: …