The Art of Cruelty

The Art of Cruelty A Reckoning

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Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and violence in art. From Sylvia Plath's poetry to Francis Bacon's paintings, from the Saw franchise to Yoko Ono's performance art, Nelson's nuanced exploration across the artistic landscape ultimately offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo, and permissibility.

Book information

ISBN: 9780393343144
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Imprint: W.W. Norton and Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 700.453
DEWEY edition: 23
Sales rank: 12213
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 242g
Height: 210mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 19mm