by Anais Nin
Quickie recap: A series of short, erotic stories.
Quickie review: Way, way ahead of her time, Nin was perhaps one of the first known female writers of erotica. Paid by a wealthy male at a rate of a dollar per page, he pleaded for her to "leave out the poetry" but an essence of feminity has remained, and years later, it survives as a best seller.
Quickie recommendation: Written for one discerning client, it may not be your cuppa erotica-wise, but historically, and from a feminist point of view, it's fascinating.