- Paperback: 160 pages
- Published: 10/1/07
- IBSN: 9781933354354
- e-IBSN: 9781617750656
- Genre: Nonfiction
The unspeakable sexual confessions of underground legend Lydia Lunch.
Included in Flavorwire’s “An Essential Punk Literature Reading List.”
“Paradoxia is compelling, exhilarating, and infinitely readable.”
“Paradoxia reveals that Lunch is at her best when she’s at her worst . . . and gives voice to her sometimes scary, frequently funny, always canny, never sentimental siren song.”
—Barbara Kruger, ArtForum
“Hubert Selby, Jr. famously said that he grew up feeling like a scream without a mouth. Lydia Lunch, one of his most celebrated—and most uncompromising—literary progeny, delivered scream, mouth, teeth, blood, hair, sperm, knife, and adrenaline in her purgatorial masterpiece Paradoxia.”
—Jerry Stahl, from the introduction
Paradoxia contains frank and often shocking confessions. Lydia Lunch relays in graphic detail a predator’s diary, revealing the true psychic repercussions of sexual misadventure. From New York to London to New Orleans, Paradoxia is an uncensored, novelized account of one woman’s assault on the male of the species.
LYDIA LUNCH was the primary instigator of the No Wave Movement, and the focal point of the Cinema of Transgression. A musician, writer, and photographer, she exposes the dark underbelly of passion confronting the lusty demons whose struggle for power and control forever stalk the periphery of our collective obsessions. She is the author of Paradoxia and Will Work For Drugs.