Humiliation

Humiliation

Wayne Koestenbaum
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Author:  Wayne Koestenbaum
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  206
Publisher:  Notting Hill Editions
Year:  2011
ISBN:  9781907903465

The lives of people both famous and obscure are filled with moments when their dirty laundry sees daylight. At such times we witness the reversibility of success, of prominence, but also come to terms viscerally with our own most vulnerable selves. We cannot stop watching the scene of shame, identifying with it, absorbing its nearness, relishing our immunity, even as we acknowledge the universality of the human stain, the uneasy predicament of living in our own bodies -