An Apartment on Uranus: Chronicles of the Crossing

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Semiotext(e)
Publish Date
Pages
264
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781635901139

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About the Author

Paul B. Preciado is a writer, philosopher, curator, and one of the leading thinkers in the study of gender and sexual politics. He is the author of Pornotopia (Zone Books) for which he was awarded the Sade Prize in France, and other books. He lives in Paris and is Associated Philosopher to the Centre Pompidou.
Virginie Despentes is a writer and filmmaker. She worked in an independent record store in the early '90s, was a sex worker, and published her first novel, Baise Moi, when she was twenty-three. She adapted the novel for the screen in 2000, codirecting with the porn star Coralie Trinh Thi. Upon release, it became the first film to be banned in France in twenty-eight years. Despentes is the author of more than fifteen other works, including Apocalypse Baby, Bye Bye Blondie, Pretty Things, and the essay collection King Kong Theory.

Reviews

Paul B. Preciado's New Novel Longs for a World that May Never Come. 'An Apartment on Uranus' is a book about horizons, possibilities, love, desire and alternate spaces of gender-dwelling, written in a time, as the foreword puts it, 'that has not yet arrived.'

--FRIEZE

An important philosopher-theorist of gender and sexual politics for more than two decades now, Preciado is an electrifying writer: capable of packaging damning analysis, utopian vision, and flamboyant drama into one fell swoop.

--4Columns

Preciado engages complex ideas from a number of ancient and modern-day philosophers and theorists, which might challenge the uninitiated, but the dreamlike quality of the work is sure to resonate with readers of the great French writers Jean Genet and Albert Camus. Highly recommended.

--Library Journal