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This Young Monster

This Young Monster

"Although Charlie Fox's work has been published in plenty of respectable places, I prefer to think of him as having sprung up fully formed like Athena from Zeus's head, vomiting critical essays directly into some Fitzcarraldo editor's lap. This book is like your teen goth phase grew a body, started talking to you, and suddenly knew a hell of a lot about Buster Keaton, genderqueer photographers, and 20th century experimental film. I tore through it."

Noelle M.

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Author Charlie Fox
Publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date 2018-06-05
Section Essays / All Staff Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Noelle M.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781910695357

This Young Monster is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders and show their audience dark, disturbing things. What does it mean to be a freak? Why might we be wise to think of the present as a time of monstrosity? And how does the concept of the monster irradiate our thinking about queerness, disability, children and adolescents? From Twin Peaks to Leigh Bowery, Harmony Korine to Alice in Wonderland, This Young Monster gets high on a whole range of riotous art as its voice and form shape-shift, all in the name of dealing with the strange wonders of what Nabokov once called ‘monsterhood’. Ready or not, here they come...

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