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ISBN-10: 1501321315
ISBN-13: 9781501321313
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date: 11/01/2018
Dimensions: 6.40" L, 4.70" W, 0.50" H

Tori Amos’s Boys for Pele

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A compelling study of Tori Amos’s landmark album and its relation to the concept of disgust.

It’s hard to think of a solo female recording artist who has been as revered or as reviled over the course of her career as Tori Amos. Amy Gentry argues that these violent aesthetic responses to Amos’s performance, both positive and negative, are organized around disgust-the disgust that women are taught to feel, not only for their own bodies, but for their taste in music. Released in 1996, Amos’s third album, Boys for Pele, represents the height of Amos’s willingness to explore the ugly qualities that make all of her music, even her more conventionally beautiful albums, so uncomfortably, and so wonderfully, strange. Using a blend of memoir, criticism, and aesthetic theory, Gentry argues that the aesthetics of disgust are useful for thinking in a broader way about women’s experience of all art forms.

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ISBN-10: 1501321315
ISBN-13: 9781501321313
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date: 11/01/2018
Dimensions: 6.40" L, 4.70" W, 0.50" H
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