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Chris Kraus


Born
New York City, New York, The United States

Chris Kraus is a writer, filmmaker, and professor of film at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Her books include I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, and Torpor. Video Green, Kraus' first non-fiction book examines the explosion of late 1990s art by high-profile graduate programs that catapulted Los Angeles into the center of the international art world. Her films include Gravity & Grace, How To Shoot A Crime, and The Golden Bowl, or, Repression.
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Average rating: 3.57 · 25,504 ratings · 2,962 reviews · 68 distinct worksSimilar authors
I Love Dick

3.50 avg rating — 15,710 ratings — published 1997 — 42 editions
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Aliens & Anorexia

4.05 avg rating — 1,367 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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Torpor

4.09 avg rating — 869 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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After Kathy Acker: A Biography

3.91 avg rating — 573 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Summer of Hate

3.85 avg rating — 573 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Where Art Belongs

3.91 avg rating — 489 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Hatred of Capitalism: A Sem...

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4.11 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 2001
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Video Green: Los Angeles Ar...

4.07 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Social Practices

4.09 avg rating — 75 ratings2 editions
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Kelly Lake Store & Other St...

3.82 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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“Because I'm moved in writing to be irrepressible. Writing to you seems like some holy cause, cause there's not enough female irrepressibility written down. I've fused my silence and repression with the entire female gender's silence and repression. I think the sheer fact of women talking, being, paradoxical, inexplicable, flip, self-destructive but above all else public is the most revolutionary thing in the world.”
Chris Kraus, I Love Dick

“Why does everybody think that women are debasing themselves when we expose the conditions of our own debasement? Why do women always have to come clean? The magnificence of Genet’s last great work, The Prisoner of Love, lies in his willingness to be wrong: a seedy old white guy jerking off on the rippling muscles of the Arabs and Black Panthers. Isn’t the greatest freedom in the world the freedom to be wrong?”
Chris Kraus, I Love Dick

“Friendship, as far as I'm concerned, is a delicate and rare thing that's built up over time and is predicated on mutual trust, mutual respect, reciprocal interests and share commitments. It's a relation that ultimately is lived out, at least as if it were chosen not taken for granted or assumed in advance. It's something that has to be renegotiated at every step, not demanded unconditionally.”
Chris Kraus, I Love Dick

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