Culture of Cruelty
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Culture of Narcissism|
American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century. The book quickly became...
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...