Unmastered invites us to think afresh about desire. As Katherine Angel reflects on the history of her own feelings, on her encounters and beliefs, she touches on on experiences of desire and pleasure, as well as grief and pain, probing the porousness between masculine and feminine, thought and sensation, self and culture, power and pliancy.
The result is a book letting light into places that are often dark and constrained - a searching, erotic work that shows how we are shaped by sexuality, and by the stories we tell.
About the Author
Katherine Angel is a writer and academic. A Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick University, her current research explores the history of female sexual problems in the UK and US, from the 1960s to the present. She has written on sexuality, pornography, and the relationship between culture and desire, for the Independent and Prospect.
Provocative and profoundly personal . . . it's hard to overestimate the riskiness of these passages, their courage and their exquisite sensuality . . . Unmastered is a giddily joyful book . . . days after reading its images linger in the mind . . . an elegant and uplifting journey -- Olivia Laing * Observer * Unmastered is written with an honesty so defiantly pure it amounts to an act of cultural resistance -- Adam Foulds, author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted The Quickening Maze I think the highest compliment you can pay any book is that it is unafraid. Angel's fiercely intelligent and moving memoir of sexuality and desire is a challenging, vital work -- Sam Byers, Best Books of 2012 * Book Keeping * A moving and memorable read * Huffington Post Books of 2013 *
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 27th August 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.0 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1