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Shock Treatment

Finley, Karen

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ISBN 10: 0872862526 / ISBN 13: 9780872862524
Published by San Francisco: City Lights, 1990, San Francisco, 1990
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Original Wraps. Fine. First edition, first printing, a paperback original not issued in cloth. Signed and inscribed by the author/artist with drawings of a hand, eye and heart on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 000624

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Title: Shock Treatment

Publisher: San Francisco: City Lights, 1990, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed and Inscribed

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Shock Treatment includes Karen Finley’s most provocative and acclaimed performance monologues, essays, and poems, with “The Constant State of Desire,” “We Keep Our Victims Ready,” “It's Only Art,” and “The Black Sheep.” Excoriating misogyny, homophobia, abusive families, greed, and state coercion of bodies and minds, Finley holds out hope for a world informed not by hate and fear, but by truth and unconditional love.

About the Author:

Karen Finley is a New York–based artist whose performances have long provoked controversy and debate. Her performances have been presented at the Lincoln Center (NY), the Guthrie (Minneapolis), American Repertory Theater (Harvard), the ICA (London), the Steppenwolf (Chicago), and the Bobino (Paris). Her artworks are in numerous collections and museums including the Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Finley attended the San Francisco Art Institute receiving an MFA and an honorary PhD. She has received numerous awards and fellowships including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Obies, two Bessies, Ms. Magazine Woman Of The Year Award, NARAL Person of the Year Award, and NYSCA and NEA Fellowships. She has appeared in many independent films, including Jonathan Demme’s 1993 Oscar-winning film Philadelphia. She has written and/or edited eight books including Shock Treatment (City Lights, 1990), Enough is Enough (Poseidon, Simon and Schuster, 1993), Living It Up (Doubleday, 1996), Pooh Unplugged (Smart Art Books, 1999), A Different Kind Of Intimacy: The Collected Writings of Karen Finley (Thunders Mouth Press, 2000), George and Martha (Verso, 2006), and Reality Shows (Feminist Press, 2011). Current projects include Open Heart (a public memorial for children killed during the Holocaust created in collaboration with survivors, children, and locals). Finley is a professor at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in the department of Art and Public Policy.

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