Stock Image

Shock Treatment

Finley, Karen

229 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0872862526 / ISBN 13: 9780872862524
Published by San Francisco: City Lights, 1990, San Francisco, 1990
Condition: Fine Soft cover
From MODLITBOOKS (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 19, 2005 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 45.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Original Wraps. Fine. Signed by Author. First edition, first printing, of the performance artist's first book, signed by Finley on the title page, tiny spot on the page, clean, tight and straight copy. A paperback original not issued in cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 000575

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Shock Treatment

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

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title


<p>Shock Treatment includes Karen Finley&#x2019;s most provocative and acclaimed performance monologues, essays, and poems, with &#x201c;The Constant State of Desire,&#x201d; &#x201c;We Keep Our Victims Ready,&#x201d; &#x201c;It's Only Art,&#x201d; and &#x201c;The Black Sheep.&#x201d; 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.</p>

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&#x2019;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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Online seller of out-of-print, uncommon and rare and collectible books. Specializing in Art, Photography and Contemporary Fiction.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All books guaranteed as described and are returnable within the standard ABE return policy with prior notification of return via email. All books are offered subject to prior sale. Email inquiries and questions answered at our earliest convenience.
Terms of sale: checks and money orders preferred from US customers, we also accept Visa and MasterCard through ABE.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal