Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote by Breanne Fahs

By Breanne Fahs

Too drastic, too loopy, too "out there," too early, too overdue, too broken, too much—Valerie Solanas has been disregarded yet by no means forgotten. She has turn into, unwittingly, a figurehead for women's unexpressed rage, and stands on the heart of many worlds. She inhabited Andy Warhol's manufacturing unit scene, circulated between feminists and the countercultural underground, charged males cash for dialog, despised "daddy's girls," and defined a imaginative and prescient for radical gender dystopia.

Known for capturing Andy Warhol in 1968 and for writing the polemical diatribe SCUM Manifesto, Solanas is among the most famed ladies of her era. SCUM Manifesto—which anticipated ATMs, test-tube infants, the web, and synthetic insemination lengthy ahead of they existed—has offered extra copies, and has been translated into extra languages, than approximately all different feminist texts of its time.

Shockingly little paintings has interrogated Solanas's lifestyles. This booklet is the 1st biography approximately Solanas, together with unique interviews with kin, acquaintances (and enemies), and various residing Warhol affiliates. It finds extraordinary information about her lifestyles: the youngsters approximately nobody knew she had, her force for keep an eye on over her personal writing and copyright, and her elusive own relationships.

Valerie Solanas addresses how this period replaced the area and depicts an iconic determine whose existence is instantly tragic and remarkable.


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