This Young Monster

This Young Monster

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THIS YOUNG MONSTER is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders andshow their audience dark, disturbing things. What does it mean to be a freak? Why might we be wise to think of the presentas a time of monstrosity? And how does the concept of the monster irradiate our thinking about queerness, disability, childrenand adolescents? From TWIN PEAKS to Leigh Bowery, Harmony Korine to ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THIS YOUNG MONSTER gets high on a whole range of riotous art as its voice and form shape-shift, all in the name of dealing with the strange wonders of what Nabokov once called 'monsterhood'. Ready or not, here they more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 127 x 195 x 30mm | 346g
  • Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 31 black and white illustrations
  • 1910695351
  • 9781910695357
  • 92,083

Table of contents

Self-Portrait as a Werewolf | 'The Little Boy Who Can't Be Damaged' | Untitled (Freak) | Herr Fassbinder's Trip to Heaven | 'I Just Adore Extremes' | Transformer | The Dead-End Kids | Spook House | For Arthur and All the Other Muttsshow more

Review quote

'Charlie Fox writes about scary and fabulous monsters, but he really writes about culture, which is the monster's best and only escape. He is a dazzling writer, unbelievably erudite, and this book is a pleasure to read. Fox's essays spin out across galaxies of knowledge. Domesticating the difficult, he invites us as his readers to become monsters as well.' - Chris Kraus, author of I LOVE DICKshow more

About Charlie Fox

Charlie Fox is a writer who lives in London. He was born in 1991. His work has appeared in many publications includingFRIEZE, CABINET, SIGHT & SOUND, ARTREVIEW, THE WIRE and THE WHITE more

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