The Aesthetics of Degradation


Collapsing distinctions beween novel, memoir and essay, The Aesthetics of Degradation transcends cliches about free expression and the demands of the market to ask: What are the moral and psychological consequences of the mercantilization of abuse?



    "An incitement to readers to think deeply and honestly about a question of profound social importance."

    LA Review of Books

    "A remarkable novel-cum-essay that boldly tackles this difficult field, fearlessly confronting the humiliation of women in hard-core porn as an extreme example of the commodification of cruelty."

    Times Higher Education