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Sex and Isolation And Other Essays

ISBN-10: 0299223140
ISBN-13: 9780299223144
Edition: 2007
List price: $24.95
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Description: Winner of Francersquo;s 2004 Prix de Flore for his memoirThe Romanian: Story of an Obsession, Bruce Benderson has gained international respect for his controversial opinions and original take on contemporary society. In this collection of essays,  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 10/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Winner of Francersquo;s 2004 Prix de Flore for his memoirThe Romanian: Story of an Obsession, Bruce Benderson has gained international respect for his controversial opinions and original take on contemporary society. In this collection of essays, Benderson directs his exceptional powers of observation toward some of the most debated, as well as some of the most neglected, issues of our day. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; InSex and Isolation, readers will encounter eccentric street people, Latin American literary geniuses, a French cabaret owner, a transvestite performer, and many other unusual characters; theyrsquo;ll visit subcultures rarely described in writing and be treated to Bendersonrsquo;s iconoclastic opinions about culture in former and contemporary urban society. Whether proposing new theories about the relationship between art, entertainment, and sex, analyzing the rise of the Internet and the disappearance of public space, or considering how religion and sexual identity interact, each essay demonstrates sharp wit, surprising insight and some startling intellectual positions. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; This is the first American volume of Bendersonrsquo;s collected essays, featuring both new work and some of his best-known writings, including his famous essay ldquo;Toward the New Degeneracy.rdquo;

Sex and Isolation Surrendering to the Spectacle Fear of Fashion America's New Networkers Tel Quel's Gaudy Harlequin
The Spider Woman's Mother Montmartre's Blue Angel
A Champion in Times Square
The Not-So-Secret Life of Consuela Cosmetic Toward the New Degeneracy

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