Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object

Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object

by Kathleen Rooney


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Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object by Kathleen Rooney

Live Nude Girl is a lively meditation on the profession of nude modeling- that "spine-tingling combination of power and vulnerability, submission and dominance"-as it has been practiced in history and as it is practiced today. Kathleen Rooney draws on her own experiences working as a nude model, as well as on the stories of famous, notorious, and mysterious artists and models through the ages, to reveal that both the appeal of posing nude for artists and the appeal of drawing the naked figure lie in our deeply human responses to beauty, sex, love, and death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557289490
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 820,976
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kathleen Rooney is the author of Reading with Oprah: The Book Club that Changed America, as well as the poetry collections Oneiromance (An Epithalamion), Something Really Wonderful, and That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness, the latter two written collaboratively with Elisa Gabbert. Her essay "Live Nude Girl" was selected for Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Look at Me 1

Chapter 1 Naked If I Want To 17

Chapter 2 Would You Like Me to Seduce You? 47

Chapter 3 You Only Live Twice 77

Chapter 4 Take a Picture-It'll Last Longer 105

Chapter 5 What It Feels Like for a Girl 133

Chapter 6 The Lie That Tells the Truth 157

Notes 167

Bibliography 173

Index 177

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