Quimby's Holiday Hours Wed, Nov 25th, noon-5pm Thurs, Nov 26th CLOSED Thurs, Dec 24th noon-5pm Fri, Dec 25th CLOSED Thurs, Dec 31st, noon-5pm Fri, Jan 1st, 2016 CLOSED Note! For U.S. domestic mail orders, to have your items delivered by 12/24/15, orders must be placed by …
Preliminary Materials For a Theory of the Young Girl
Published by Semiotext(e)
142p, b&w, softcover, 4.5"x7"
"First published in France in 1999, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl dissects the impossibility of love under Empire. The Young-Girl is consumer society’s total product and model citizen: whatever “type” of Young-Girl she may embody, whether by whim or concerted performance, she can only seduce by consuming. Filled with the language of French women’s magazines, rooted in Proust’s figure of Albertine and the amusing misery of (teenage) romance in Witold Gombrowicz’s Ferdydurke, and informed by Pierre Klossowski’s notion of “living currency” and libidinal economy, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl diagnoses and makes visible a phenomenon that is so ubiquitous as to have become transparent."