Culture of Cruelty
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Nearly fifty artists, poets, and activists examine the contemporary prison system through heartrending art and community
The Art of Cruelty|
"This is criticism at its best."―Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and violence in art. From Sylvia Plath's poetry to Francis Bacon’s paintings...