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Critical Vision: Random Essays & Tracts concerning Sex Religion Death
edited by David Kerekes & David Slater

Subject: Marginalia
Publisher: Headpress Critical Vision (UK)

Recommended for adult readers only

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trade paperback, 252pp, ISBN 0952328801, 1998 N/A out of stock

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    Approach... with caution, because this terrifically subversive fare will coldcock any unsuspecting reader with its grim collection of essays
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    A totally fascinating anthology
    Comprehensive... intelligent and articulate
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Critical Vision is a collection of the best articles from the rare, out-of-print early issues of Headpress magazine. Updated and revised, with the inclusion of much new material especially commissioned for this volume, Critical Vision is at once a powerful, unique, and often shocking compendium. Chapters include:

  • Mr Punch: Sex Killer Puppet! Are the bizarre and violent antics of that seaside perennial 'The Punch and Judy Show' really suitable for children? This historical retracing of Mr Punch determines that the grotesque glove-puppet has more in common with Gilles de Rais than with any Peter Pan or Rupert Bear.

  • It's Fun To Kill People! Douglas Clark called himself "the king of the one-night stands". In 1980 he was arrested for murder. Amidst revelations of kinky sex, paedophilia, decapitation and necrophilia, in a court case that saw him bound and gagged, Clark was found guilty of the "Sunset Strip Murders" and sentenced to death. This 'unofficial' version of events uncovers a hotbed of deceit and a possible miscarriage of justice.

  • Hookers For Jesus! Jesus Freak to Sexual Messiah, the rise, fall, teachings and practices of Moses David and his world cult, the Children of God. I am a toilet - Are you?

  • Thrill To Tales Of Graphic Lust! Two decades of underground comic books - the pornographic type. From Robert Crumb's Snatch Comics in the Sixties, through to rare British titles of the Seventies and Eighties.

  • A Collection Of (Hitherto Unpublished) Letters to Porn magazines Worldwide! Too strange, incendiary, or stupid to print in Adult mags!