Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction by Sabrina Chapadjiev

By Sabrina Chapadjiev

A visceral examine the unusual entanglement of damaging and inventive forces, pass though This (a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Awards) is a set of unique tales, essays, art, and images. It explores using artwork to outlive abuse, incest, insanity and melancholy, and the customarily deep-seated impulse towards self-destruction together with slicing, consuming issues, and habit. right here, a few of our so much compelling cartoonists, novelists, poets, dancers, playwrights, and burlesque performers traverse the trials and passions that may either inspire and smash ladies artists, and mark a course for survival. Taken jointly, those crafty reflections provide a decent and hopeful trip via a woman's silent rage, in the course of the energy inherent in struggles with destruction, and the consequent chances of remodeling that burning strength into the exterior unlock of paintings.
With contributions via Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Patricia Smith, Cristy C. highway, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Carolyn Gage, Eileen Myles, Fly, Diane DiMassa, Bonfire Madigan Shive, Inga Muscio, Kate Bornstein, Toni Blackman, Nicole Blackman, Silas Howard, Daphne Gottleib, and Stephanie Howell.

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