Sex for the Millennium; Extreme Tales

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With his unerring ear for dialogue, transgressive high style, deadpan comedy, and narrative velocity, Harold Jaffe elaborates his harsh millenarian prophecy while mocking it in a satire as fierce as Swift or Rabelais. At the same time, Jaffe seeks, as always, to uncover the principle of resistance that will keep us sensitive, sexual, and critical of a culture which would otherwise neuter us. An intricately connected series of texts, virtually a novel, these 12 "extreme tales" from guerrilla master storyteller ...
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Overview

With his unerring ear for dialogue, transgressive high style, deadpan comedy, and narrative velocity, Harold Jaffe elaborates his harsh millenarian prophecy while mocking it in a satire as fierce as Swift or Rabelais. At the same time, Jaffe seeks, as always, to uncover the principle of resistance that will keep us sensitive, sexual, and critical of a culture which would otherwise neuter us. An intricately connected series of texts, virtually a novel, these 12 "extreme tales" from guerrilla master storyteller Harold Jaffe will reverberate through our reading, infect our dreams, and bleed into our workaday.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573660785
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: Black Ice Bks.
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Nine-Inch Heels 15
Vampire 27
Cancer Is the Mother 39
212 Motherfuckers 53
Cody in June 63
14 Ways of Looking at a Serial Killer 75
Rodman 95
Bowling 109
Circle Jerk 121
House of Pain 139
Cowboy 153
Sex for the Millennium 165
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    Cancer Is the Mother of Beauty

    Sex For The Millennium will make you tip your cream (Nestle). Pages turning with ease, it fits well in the hands, has mad flow, is perfect for short shirtless sittings. Thrust forward and commit ethical murder (Cancer Is the Mother), do and kill your mother (Cody in June) and discuss basketball with a serial killer (Circle Jerk). Like the leprous loon (House of Pain) being done in four orifices with electrified dildos, like the viscous onslaught of (mis)information rammed down our rots on and offline daily, these texts will assault you variously, simultaneously and utterly. Sex For The Millennium, like the funhouse mirror, reports a subject beyond distortion, rendered in language sharp enough to leave a 'back full of knife cuts.' In line with Picasso's declaration, Harold Jaffe creates images so unacceptable their only home could be The Millennium.

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