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ISBN-10: 0393343146
ISBN-13: 9780393343144
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 08/13/2012
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.80" H

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

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A fresh new voice in art and cultural criticism takes on the day’s most pressing questions about representations of violence in art.

Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and violence in art. From Sylvia Plath’s poetry to Francis Bacon’s paintings, from the Saw franchise to Yoko Ono’s performance art, Nelson’s nuanced exploration across the artistic landscape ultimately offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo, and permissibility.

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An important and frequently surprising book... could be read as the foundation for a post-avant-garde aesthetics... Nelson, who is also a poet, is such a graceful writer that I...just sat back and enjoyed the show.–Laura Kipnis "New York Times Book Review"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393343146
ISBN-13: 9780393343144
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 08/13/2012
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.80" H
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