The SCUM Manifesto [NOOK Book]

Overview

On June 3, 1968, a young woman named Valerie Solanas shot pop artist Andy Warhol from almost point blank range at the artist's Factory studio in New York. Amazingly, two out of three shots missed, and Warhol was able to (narrowly) survive his single wound. The resulting furore of publicity ensured that Valerie Solanas, and her vitriolic anti-male tract The SCUM Manifesto, endured an everlasting notoriety thereafter. The SCUM Manifesto, written in 1967 and originally self-published in 1968, remains a powerful and ...
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Overview

On June 3, 1968, a young woman named Valerie Solanas shot pop artist Andy Warhol from almost point blank range at the artist's Factory studio in New York. Amazingly, two out of three shots missed, and Warhol was able to (narrowly) survive his single wound. The resulting furore of publicity ensured that Valerie Solanas, and her vitriolic anti-male tract The SCUM Manifesto, endured an everlasting notoriety thereafter. The SCUM Manifesto, written in 1967 and originally self-published in 1968, remains a powerful and sustained attack on the human male, a species which Solanas once vowed to erdicate from the face of the Earth (SCUM?is sometimes said to be an acronym of Society for Cutting Up Men). As such, it stands as one of the primary documents of radical feminism; it is also an avant-garde work of alienation, and a compelling insight into the mind of an innate outsider.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908694942
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 723,943
  • File size: 485 KB

Meet the Author


Valerie Solanas: Valerie Solanas was a radical feminist playwright and social propagandist best known as the author of the SCUM Manifesto, which she self-published and sold on the streets of New York. In 1968, she was arrested after an assassination attempt on the life Andy Warhol, and imprisoned for three years. Deemed a paranoid schizophrenic by the state, once out of jail, Solanas stalked Warhol for several more years, before eventually leaving New York. She died alone and in relative obscurity in 1988 in San Francisco, leaving behind a sheaf of typewritten pages that her mother burned after her death. Solanas was immortalized by actress Lili Taylor in the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol.
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Table of Contents

The Deviant Payback: The Aims of Valerie Solanas 1
SCUM Manifesto 35
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  • Posted March 4, 2013

    I gotta say that this is a terrible work of literature. These ar

    I gotta say that this is a terrible work of literature. These are basically Hitler-esque ideas masquerading as feminism. This isn't feminism. This is flat-out misandry. If you don't know what it means, look it up. There is a very fine line between fighting for equality in all aspects of sociopolitical culture (feminism) and desiring the enslavement and termination of all men (misandry). And the fact that the only two people to rate this book are a girl who read it right after breaking up with her boyfriend, which already probably sent her into a misandristic tailspin, and a 16-year-old "radical" teen girl doesn't say very much about this book at all. I'm sorry, but I gotta rate this a 1, just to knock it down a peg due to its Hitler-esque philosophy.

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  • Posted February 27, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    SCUM

    I read this book for the first time shortly after my 16th birthday- I reccommend it to all radical teenage girls and the mothers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2001

    smart!

    i just got over a breakup and was sick of guys. My friend gave me the book and when i started to read it, all I could do was laugh about her view of men. It makes you realize how stupid they really are.

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