Candy Author:Terry Southern, Mason Hoffenberg From 1958 onward, the literary underground on both sides of the Atlantic hotly discussed a brilliant, hilarious novel which was published pseudonymously (Maxwell Kenton is the pseud. of Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg) in Paris by the famed Olympia Press. — In this satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-, young Candy is a high scho... more »ol girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.
"Nowhere has sex been sicker than in the US, and sick for so long we have forgotten it is supposed to be healthy. When sex is fulfillment instead of a wasting affliction, people can see that the most hilarious event in the history of mankind was the division of the sexes. That is what Southern sees, and that is what Candy says."« less