King Kong Theory is Despentes' candid account of how she became notorious: reviled and admired in equal measure for her rape-revenge novel turned film, Baise-Moi, she is the poster girl for modern female rebellion. Powerful, provocative and personal, King Kong Theory describes the ways her ideas have been shaped by her experiences of rape, prostitution and working in the porn industry. Feminist theory sheds its fusty image and takes on a punk mentality as Despentes claims that sisterhood explodes our belief in feminine perfection and creates a space for all those who can't or won't obey the rules. Woolf and de Beauvoir are revived and updated by the loudest, most fiercely unapologetic misfit writing in France today.
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Virginie Despentes was born in Paris in 1969, where she still lives. Her previous books include Les Jolie Choses, Teen Spirit and Bye Bye Blondie. She co-directed a screen adaptation of her controversial novel, Baise-Moi in 2002.Review:
Despentes argues compellingly about women's guilt, men's power and the way that both are still abused three decades after the supposed triumph of feminism. -- Katy Guest The Independent A gloriously aggressive and fearless writer... -- Lisa Hilton TLS A manifestio ... part memoir, part political pamphlet, it is a furious condemnation of the "servility" of enforced femininity and was a bestseller in France - the title refers to her contention that she is "more King Kong than Kate Moss". -- Elizabeth Day Observer King Kong Theory is a free-ranging feminist manifesto ... her writing has an undeniable edge and urgency -- Lesley McDowell Independent on Sunday
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Descripción Serpent's Tail, 2009. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Gift message to former owner on the title page otherwise the pages are unmarked, in very good condition and tightly bound. Single very light crease on the spine. Soft creases at the top and bottom corner of the front cover and top corner of the rear cover. Light reading wear on the covers. Mailed the same or next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería 302.43