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Aliens and Anorexia: Aliens & Anorexia (Native Agents) (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1584350019
ISBN-10: 1584350016
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Editorial Reviews


"Aliens & Anorexia is a tantalizing, messy, wildly associative and often brilliant book that leaps effortlessly between autobiography, art criticism, philosophy and fiction. [...] There are more ideas on every page of Aliens & Anorexia than in most books published in the last year. It is an exciting and courageous work." Ben Ehrenreich, L.A. Weekly, (19 January 2001)

About the Author

Chris Kraus is the author of the novels Aliens and Anorexia, I Love Dick, and Torpor, as well as Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness and Where Art Belongs, all published by Semiotext(e). A Professor of Writing at the European Graduate School, she writes for various magazines and lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Series: Semiotext(e) / Native Agents (Book 16)
  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Semiotext(e); 1st edition (March 2, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584350016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584350019
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,236,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I thought Chris Kraus's first novel, "I Love Dick," charted a new direction for contemporary fiction while provoking profound questions about what counts as a "real" relationship and about all the forms of human relating that are developing as a result of new letter-writing cultures. "Aliens and Anorexia," Kraus's new book is even more brilliant and provocative. It wrests practices of female body asceticism such as anorexia and sadomasochism from the pathological dustbin and reconnects them with a tradition of ethical outrage and activism running from female saints to the philosopher-activist Simone Weil. Kraus has produced a book that breaks the boundaries of the novel and that is intellectually and emotionally wise.
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By jones on August 20, 2011
Brilliant little book! Chris Kraus' blend of perfect diction and street smarts gives one a sense of adventure in an observably alien world. Very artistic and literary, heartening and humorous. 'Genius' may be an overused word, but Ms. Kraus' style and skill merit it. Very Rare indeed.
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