August 1, 2007

Mini-review: "Shock Treatment," by Karen Finley

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Shock Treatment, by Karen Finley
Shock Treatment (book; 1990)
By Karen Finley

One of my undergraduate heroes in the 1980s, Shock Treatment is one of the classic manuscripts by essayist, poet and performance artist Karen Finley, one of the infamous "NEA Four" of the 1980s that caused the entire government agency's funding to be threatened. A great introduction to Finley's work, love her or hate her (and lots of people do both).

Out of 10: 8.1

Filed by Jason Pettus at 5:06 PM, August 1, 2007. Filed under: Literature | Literature:Fiction | Reviews |