Author Topic: Naturist's Library  (Read 119 times)

jbeegoode

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Naturist's Library
« on: May 24, 2019, 09:30:04 AM »
I bumped into this the other day. Coincidentally, I had been think how thin the naturists literature was and Blue Train had popped up with a curious reading list. Dang! there's a bunch of books out there.

I would hope that some would read some of these and get reviews out here. Kinda like a FRN book club. Well, if not, there appears to be some fun reads at Zjuzdme.org:

http://zjuzdme.org/a-naturists-library/

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Re: Naturist's Library
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 11:33:59 AM »
Although I've read the old, pre-war ones, I haven't read any of the more recent ones and there are a lot, it seems. I've seen the old (by now) guides to nude recreation but that's about it.

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Re: Naturist's Library
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 04:35:51 PM »
Would we consider the book that Stuart and Carla did on naked zombies? I don't see it in this list.
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Re: Naturist's Library
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 08:28:53 PM »

Whilst I haven't read any of these books, I will be a little iconoclastic here in suggesting that the practice of nudity might be a little yawn provoking as the premise of a novel.  And for non fiction, I guess it may be a bit repetitive because the subject is to my way of thinking a very narrow one.  You can enjoy life more without clothes, there are some somatic health and mental benefits of nakedness and some issues in getting along with ones fellow textile if naked.  That's about the full range of naturist main topics, isn't it?
Of course a profusion of naturist literature is good as it introduces more people to the positive side.  But I wasn't motivated to order any of them.  I guess I ought to read some publications - just to establish my bona fides!
I do read a good swathe of the naturist press I think as I am subscribed to a number of naturist feeds on Flipboard and look at that regularly (I particularly enjoy the fashion articles).  Certainly the naturist press gives evidence of the aforementioned narrowness of the field with many repetitive themes and content.


That's not to say that naturism is not everything we would wish it to be and more.  Far from it.  My criticism is just about how it is written about.
John


(ok, ok the fashion articles reference was a joke)