Sex and Isolation
and Other Essays
By (author) Bruce Benderson
Sex and Isolation by Bruce Benderson
Book DescriptionWinner 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780299223144
(228mm x 161mm x 11mm)
Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Now in English, Duvert's shocking novel about a sexual adventurer among a tribe of adolescent boys in Northern Africa.
Discreet Pleasures of Rejection, Paperback / softback (January 2010)» View all books by Bruce Benderson
A funny yet poignant tour of one young man's existential crisis, "The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection" is another short novel from the author of the cult favorite "How I Became Stupid."
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