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Live Through This

Live Through This

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Add This - Live Through This

Edited by Sabrina ChapadjievAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sabrina Chapadjiev

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: September 11, 2012
  • Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-60980-436-7 (1-60980-436-8)
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
about this book

A visceral look at the bizarre entanglement of destructive and creative forces, Live Through This is a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography. It explores the use of art to survive abuse, incest, madness and depression, and the often deep-seated impulse toward self-destruction including cutting, eating disorders, and addiction. Here, some of our most compelling cartoonists, novelists, poets, dancers, playwrights, and burlesque performers traverse the pains and passions that can both motivate and destroy women artists, and mark a path for survival. Taken together, these artful reflections offer an honest and hopeful journey through a woman's silent rage, through the power inherent in struggles with destruction, and the ensuing possibilities of transforming that burning force into the external release of art.

With contributions by Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Patricia Smith, Cristy C. Road, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Carolyn Gage, Eileen Myles, Fly, Diane DiMassa, Bonfire Madigan Shive, Inga Muscio, Kate Bornstein, Toni Blackman, Nicole Blackman, Silas Howard, Daphne Gottleib, and Stephanie Howell.