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The Resource Aliens & anorexia, Chris Kraus ; introduction by Palle Yourgrau

Aliens & anorexia, Chris Kraus ; introduction by Palle Yourgrau

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Aliens & anorexia
Title
Aliens & anorexia
Statement of responsibility
Chris Kraus ; introduction by Palle Yourgrau
Title variation
Aliens and anorexia
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Language
eng
Summary
First published in 2000, Chris Kraus's second novel, "Aliens & Anorexia," defined a female form of chance that is both emotional and radical. Unfolding like a set of Chinese boxes, with storytelling and philosophy informing each other, the novel weaves together the lives of earnest visionaries and failed artists. Its characters include Simone Weil, the first radical philosopher of sadness; the artist Paul Thek; Kraus herself; and "Africa," Kraus's virtual S&M partner, who is shooting a big-budget Hollywood film in Namibia while Kraus holes up in the Northwest woods to chronicle the failure of "Gravity & Grace," her own low-budget independent film. In " Aliens & Anorexia," Kraus makes a case for empathy as the ultimate perceptive tool, and reclaims anorexia from the psychoanalytic girl-ghetto of poor "self-esteem." Anorexia, Kraus writes, could be an attempt to leave the body altogether: a rejection of the cynicism that this culture hands us through its food. As Palle Yourgrau writes in the book's new foreword, "Kraus's rescue operation for aliens like Weil from behind enemy lines on planet Earth is a gift, if, in the end, like all good deeds, it remains -- as Weil herself would be the first to insist -- a fool's errand."
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146292
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Kraus, Chris
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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bibliography
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Yourgrau, Palle
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True
Series statement
Semiotexte native agents series
Series volume
0002
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  • Experimental fiction
  • Experimental fiction
Target audience
adult
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Aliens & anorexia, Chris Kraus ; introduction by Palle Yourgrau
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Publication
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn851826743
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781584351269
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013362212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)851826743
Label
Aliens & anorexia, Chris Kraus ; introduction by Palle Yourgrau
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851826743
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781584351269
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013362212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)851826743

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