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Monsters

Claire Dederer

'How rare and nourishing this sort of roaming thought is and what a joy to read' MEGAN NOLAN, Sunday Times

'An exhilarating, shape-shifting exploration of the perilous boundaries between art and life' JENNY OFFILL

Pablo Picasso beat his partners. Richard Wagner was deeply antisemitic. David Bowie slept with an underage fan. But many of us still love Guernica and the Ring cycle and Ziggy Stardust.

And what are we to do with that love? How are we, as fans, to reckon with the biographical choices of the artists whose work sustains us?

Wildly smart and insightful, Monsters is an exhilarating attempt to understand our relationship with art and the artist in the twenty-first century.

'An incredible book, the best work of criticism I have read in a very long time' NICK HORNBY

'Part memoir, part treatise, and all treat' New York Times


'Clever and provocative' Daily Telegraph

  • Classification : BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
  • Pub Date : MAY 23, 2024
  • Imprint : Sceptre
  • Page Extent : 288
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781399715072
  • Price : INR 799
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Claire Dederer

Claire Dederer is the author of Love and Trouble, and the New York Times bestselling memoir Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses. A book critic, essayist and reporter, Dederer is a long-time contributor to The New York Times and has also written for The Atlantic, Vogue, Slate, The Nation and New York magazine. She lives near Seattle with her family.

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