Disavowals, or, Cancelled Confessions [Aveux non Avenus]. Claude Cahun.

Disavowals, or, Cancelled Confessions [Aveux non Avenus]

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. First edition thus. 226 pp. Original printed wrappers. Slight handling wear, near fine. Introduction by Jennifer Mundy. Afterword by Francois Leperlier. Translated by Susan de Muth. The is the first English translation (published in the UK by Tate Publishing in 2007) of Cahun's major work: "It is the nearest thing to a memoir Cahun wrote, but in fact the book is an anti-memoir, a critique of autobiography, where she uses subversive photomontages and statements to present herself as a force of genius possessed of the need to resist identification and to maintain within herself 'the mania of the exception.'" Item #2098

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