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Monster/Beauty: Building the Body of Love

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This daring, intensely personal book challenges both conventional and feminist ideas about beauty by asking us to take pleasure in beauty without shame, and to see and feel the erotic in everyday life. Bringing together her varied experiences as a poet, art historian, bodybuilder, and noted performance artist, Joanna Frueh shows us how to move beyond society's equation of ...more
Paperback, 353 pages
Published February 19th 2001 by University of California Press (first published February 5th 2000)
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I wish more people reviewed books. There are 8 ratings for this, widely spread, and I have no idea why anyone liked it or didn't.
Jo Verbena
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Challenging but enjoyable read, useful to me as an art student about to start a dissertation. I previously read Erotic Faculties and admired the lush use of language and Freuh's proposals of intelligently using personal experience, bodily awareness and the development of erotic self as complementary to academic growth, at least that is how I interpreted it. Freuh weaves theory, poetry, literary knowledge and personal experience into a captivating series. Although her ideas seem a bit difficult f ...more
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