by Valerie Solanas

Up Your Ass
Valerie Solanas
Sternberg Press - 12.00€ -  out of stock

Valerie Solanas's rarely published, legendary play, Up Your Ass, explodes social and sexual mores and the hypocritical, patriarchal culture that produces them through her signature irreverence and wit, incisiveness and camp.

The play, whose full title is Up Your Ass Or From the Cradle to the Boat Or The Big Suck Or Up from the Slime, marches out a cast of screwy stereotypes: the unknowing john, the frothy career girl, the boring male narcissist, two catty drag queens, the sex-depraved housewife, and a pair of racialized pickup artists, among others. At the center is protagonist Bongi Perez—a thinly veiled Solanas—a sardonic, gender-bending hustler who escorts us through the back alleys of her street life. The fictionalized predecessor to SCUM Manifesto, the play shares the same grand, subversive, implicative language, equally spitting and winking, embracing the margins, the scum, and selling a trick along the way.

Valerie Solanas (1936-1988) is an American radical feminist intellectual, known for her SCUM Manifesto—a pamphlet with which she declares the power of women and imagines a political future through the margin—, and for having tried to assassinate Andy Warhol.

Edited by Leah Whitman-Salkin.
With a contribution by Paul B. Preciado.
Graphic design: Roxanne Maillet.

Up Your Ass; And a Young Girl's Primer on How to Attain to the Leisure Class
Valerie Solanas
Dracopis Press - 16.00€ -  out of stock

"I'm so female I'm subversive." Valerie Solanas.

This volume presents two rarities of Valerie Solanas. The legendary play "Up Your Ass, or, From the Cradle to the Boat, or, The Big Suck, or, Up From the Slime" (1965/1967). And the story "A Young Girl's Primer on How to Attain to the Leisure Class" (1966).

Readers of SCUM Manifesto! Behold as the literary heritage of Valerie Solanas redoubles before your eyes.

SCUM Manifesto
Valerie Solanas
Phoenix Press - 10.00€ -  out of stock

1991 reprint of Solanas' manifesto.

First circulated on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1967, the SCUM Manifesto is a searing indictment of patriarchal culture in all its forms. Shifting fluidly between the worlds of satire and straightforward critique, this classic is a call to action—a radical feminist vision for a different world.

“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and destroy the male sex.”

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