Monsters by Claire Dederer (HC)

Monsters by Claire Dederer (HC)

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 passionate, provocative and blisteringly smart interrogation of how we experience art in the age of #MeToo, and whether we can separate an artist's work from their biography.

What do we do with the art of monstrous men? Can we love the work of Roman Polanski and Michael Jackson, Hemingway and Picasso? Should we love it? Does genius deserve special dispensation? What makes women artists monstrous? And what should we do with beauty, and with our unruly feelings about it?

Claire Dederer explores these questions and our relationships with the artists whose behaviour disrupts our ability to understand the work on its own terms. She interrogates her own responses and behaviour, and she pushes the fan, and the reader, to do the same. Morally wise, deeply considered and sharply written, 
Monsters gets to the heart of one of our most pressing conversations.


"A properly honest and passionate book that will help set this debate alive."- Andrew Marr ― New Statesman

"Exhilarating." - Kathryn Hughes ― Guardian

hot and urgent monologue structured around a problem without a solution . . . The conclusion to this immersive and doubtlessly important book is both tentative and bold." - Frances Wilson ― Times Literary Supplement

Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 978-0525655114
Pages:  288