PDF or EPUB Henry Darger Throwaway Boy ç Jim Elledge
The first biography of sorts following many coffee
table books some of them heavy with text books some of them heavy with text Henry Darger the impoverished dishwasher who died a veritable hermit in Chicago in 1973 but who proved to be a wildly prolific painter of collage style murals and author of tens of thousands of pages of wildly inventive fantasy fiction he is considered one of the premier geniuses of the Outsider Art well not movement in his case but phenomenon This biography takes a ueer theory and to some extent psycho biography
and is in the first instance to defend Darger against the initial critical Mein Plan zur Rettung der unsichtbaren Freundin von nebenan response to his work still a common interpretation of it which is that his obsession with A previously undiscovered photograph of Darger with his lifelong companion William Schloeder or Whillie as Henry affectionatelyeferred to himEngaging arresting and ultimately illuminating Henry Darger Throwaway Boy brings alive a complex brave and compelling man whose outsider art is both challenging and a triumph over traum. I don t understand what the author s hangup with object pronouns is he is a subject him is an object he hit him not he hit he most children figure this out before kindergarten Blech I was eally looking forward to Chicken Licken reading about Darger but 100 pages into this and I give up The book stinks of something if youead between the lines like it s trying to normalize man boy sex orapproach and is
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Understand How Far Ourhow far our has improved in 100 years in its treatment of marginalized people The fact that Elledge is a gay authorresearcher provides insight and analysis in a way that I appreciate Rather than treating some of his findings as ne. While some art historians tend to dismiss Darger as possibly psychotic Jim Elledge cuts through the cloud of controversy and Mindfulness for Black Dogs Blue Days: Finding a Path Through Depression rediscovers Darger as a damaged and fearful gay manaised in a world unaware of the conseuences of child abuse or gay shame This thoughtful sympathetic biography tells the true story of a tragically misun.