Investigates how skin has become a crucial but disavowed figure in twentieth century literature, theory and cultural criticism.
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 (14)
Skin's Eclipses in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. 15 (26)
Materializing Invisibility as X-Ray 41 (20)
Technology: Skin Matters in Ralph Ellison's
Skin Harvests: Automation and Chromatism in 61 (32)
Thomas Pynchon's ``The Secret Integration''
and Gravity's Rainbow
Scratching the Sensory Surface in Kathy 93 (26)
Acker's Empire of the Senseless