"The Hog" special edition

Johannes

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Isn't that the infamous story that was rejected by various magazines (hustler etc.) because it was too hardcore? I vaguely remember that, may be wrong.
 

cirerita

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Written in 1982, "The Hog" was systematically rejected by the editors of adult periodicals such as High Times , Oui , Hustler , and the German editions of Penthouse and Playboy , where his fiction was otherwise staunchly championed. The fact that the main character of the story, a wealthy man who fears impotence, forces a young prostitute to eat the penis of a dying hog at gunpoint while screaming at her “you’ll either swallow a bullet or you’ll swallow that cock” (10) so he can ultimately climax, seemed particularly revolting to those editors. As the Hustler fiction editor wrote in the rejection note, “[Y]ou and your work are liked and highly respected here . . . but the subject matter is just too strong for us to handle . . . it’s the bestiality and also its violent result that we don’t feel we can accept” (Huntington, May 18, 1982). Not surprisingly, the short story has not been published to date.
King of the Underground, p. 164.
 

Pogue Mahone

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It got out at some point, because I know I read it. And it was a bit disturbing -- I think the he describes the hog's eyes like the little girl who was raped in that infamous earlier poem. Maybe High Times?
 
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