02/16/2011 10:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dirty Old Men: 10 Of Writing's Filthiest Geniuses

There has been a lot of talk about books and sex in this space lately, and it's not just because of yesterday's holiday. Anyone who has taken English 101 knows that literature has its share of dirty old men -- the lascivious, the leering, and the lewd, the men who concern themselves with the baser instincts and darker drives, the author equivalent of the creep in the corner, stroking his chin and staring at the rears of the teenagers. Herein, some of the dirtiest, most salacious and scandalous men in letters, a list of the Top 10 Dirty Old Literary Men.