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Sex and Isolation: And Other Essays

Sex and Isolation: And Other Essays

by Bruce Benderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299223140

ISBN-13: 9780299223144

Pub. Date: 10/02/2007

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Winner of France’s 2004 Prix de Flore for his memoir The 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

Overview

Winner of France’s 2004 Prix de Flore for his memoir The 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.
     In Sex and Isolation, readers will encounter eccentric street people, Latin American literary geniuses, a French cabaret owner, a transvestite performer, and many other unusual characters; they’ll visit subcultures rarely described in writing and be treated to Benderson’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.
     This is the first American volume of Benderson’s collected essays, featuring both new work and some of his best-known writings, including his famous essay “Toward the New Degeneracy.”
 
 
Outstanding University Press Book selection, Foreword Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299223144
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

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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