An Aesthetic of Obscenity: Five Novels

Jeff Nuttall s fiction displays an impatience with the constraints of words and language the predictable course of a line carrying a thought across a page The conventional order of narrative traditions were beneath his initial ambition Never preoccupied with well wrought description and dialogue that attempted to simulate real events, his objective was far provocatJeff Nuttall s fiction displays an impatience with the constraints of words and language the predictable course of a line carrying a thought across a page The conventional order of narrative traditions were beneath his initial ambition Never preoccupied with well wrought description and dialogue that attempted to simulate real events, his objective was far provocative to lure readers into original experiences, from the carnal to the cerebral, from high art to low down and dirty humour His strategy included the prospecting of biological intimacy, through conduits and chambers, tactile immersions in flesh, fluids, viscose matter resurfacing where instincts manifest through swelling, dilation, tumescence changes in hue, temperature, scent and flavour He was a shameless chronicler of the body, as labyrinth and topography His commitment to his material was intense and sustained This anthology collects five novels published between 1975 and 1994 Snipe s Spinster, The House Party, The Gold Hole, The Patriarchs, Teeth We are left with a handful of novelists preoccupied with purifying their own means and materials Jeff Nuttall has pushed this situation towards one of its most interesting ends and, in doing so has given the novel a whole new voice to work with John Calder
An Aesthetic of Obscenity Five Novels Jeff Nuttall s fiction displays an impatience with the constraints of words and language the predictable course of a line carrying a thought across a page The conventional order of narrative tradition

  • Title: An Aesthetic of Obscenity: Five Novels
  • Author: Jeff Nuttall Douglas Field Jay Jeff Jones
  • ISBN: 9789811101199
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
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