High Risk

High Risk : An Anthology of Forbidden Writings

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This provocative collection of short fiction, essays, and poetry freely delves into forbidden zones of sex and transgressive behavior. The writers and artists featured in High Risk share one strong conviction: that art must be bound only by the limits of the imagination. Here is the so called dark side of life beckoning in all its manifestations - sadomasochism, prostitution, incest, drug use, bondage, transsexuality. Filled with tenderness and brutality, with wit and sensuality, these are works by writers on the cutting edge of contemporary American literature. This is writing that dares to give voice to the shadow regions of the heart, to the most subversive desires of the body, and to a politics that unabashedly defies convention.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 200 x 20mm
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852422319
  • 9781852422318

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?A provocative and explicitly political attempt to counter the rising tide of censorship and conservatism in the arts? Scotland on Sunday ?Fabulously pretentious when read in the environs of your local fashionable coffee bar? Vogue Australia (Guilty Pleasure of the Month) ?Essential? i-D
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About Amy Scholder

Ira Silverberg is a literary agent and book publicist. He is a contributing editor to The Portable Lower East Side, a member of the board of directors of BOMB magazine, and co-chairman of the PEN Lesbian and Gay Committee.
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144 ratings
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