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Stewart Home (born 1962)

Lifespan: 1962 -

Related: British literature - cult fiction

Cunt (1999)- Stewart Home
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Stewart Home (born 1962) is a British fiction writer, subcultural pamphleteer, underground art historian, and activist. His mother, Julia Callan-Thompson, was a model and hostess who was associated with the radical arts scene in Notting Hill Gate. She knew such people as the writer and situationist Alexander Trocchi. Stewart was put up for adoption soon after his birth. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Home

Cunt (1999)- Stewart Home

Stewart Home's brilliant new novel is abrasive and darkly witty: essential reading for psychopaths, sociopaths and anyone else interested in publishing.

STEWART HOME was born in London in 1962. After working in a warehouse when he was sixteen, he decided never to hold down a day job again.

He gained notoriety as the man behind the Art Strike of 1990-92 and his novels - including Defiant Pose, Red London and Slow Death -confirm his status as maverick literary novelist. He is one of the few people in Britain to have read all of Hegel's Aesthetics.

Praise for Stewart Home's writing:

"Home is reconfiguring books as explosive elements - pages so stuffed with ideas that they might go off in your hands." - Ben Slater, The Independent

"Home's fiction is a joke - but a serious one. It employs every clichď in the book of pulp fiction and soft porn and combines them into a high-speed trajectory through high art and low life." - Pulp Fiction - A Reader's Guide (Prion)

"Makes Will Self's writings read like the self-indulgent dribblings of a sad middle-class Oxbridge junkie trying to sound hard." - NME

"This is the stuff of which cults are made." - Time Out --via ...

Apart from being some sort of travelogue, Cunt is of course a picaresque novel. Kelso, the first person narrator, also grants the reader some insight into his own character. Apart from being a sex-driven individual, Kelso is a left-wing intellectual who keeps commenting on the political and social situation of the places he visits. He also makes the reader believe that he is widely read in philosophy: He mentions, amongst others, Derrida, Baudrillard and Deleuze.--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunt_(novel) [Jun 2004]

The Assault on Culture: Utopian Currents from Lettrisme to Class War (1988) - Stewart Home

The Assault on Culture: Utopian Currents from Lettrisme to Class War (1988) - Stewart Home
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The Assault on Culture, originally written but rejected as a B.A. thesis, is an underground art history sketching Stewart Home's ultimately personal history of ideas and influences in post-World War II fringe radical art and political currents, and including – for the first time in a book – a tactically manipulated history of Neoism (including character assassinations of individual Neoist) that was continued in the later book Neoism, Plagiarism and Praxis. Despite its highly personal perspective and agenda, The Assault on Culture: Utopian currents from Lettrisme to Class War (Aporia Press and Unpopular Books, London, 1988) is considered a useful art-history work, providing an introduction to a range of cultural currents which had, at that time at least, been under-documented. Like Home's other publications of that time, it played an influential part in renewing interest in the Situationist International. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Home

See also: Lettrism - Situationism - assault - culture - 1988

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