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Alexander Comfort (10 February 1920 - 26 March 2000) was educated at Highgate School and Trinity College, Cambridge and was a medical professional, gerontologist, anarchist, pacifist, conscientious objector 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.

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
  • The Biology of Senescence (1956) - non-fiction
  • 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 Gourmet 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)





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