Kill Manual by Cassandra TroyanKill Manual by Cassandra Troyan

Kill Manual

byCassandra Troyan

Paperback | October 14, 2014

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Cassandra Troyan'sKill Manual plunges the reader through a series of bizarre exchanges and extreme situations in an intense examination of schizophrenic desire. The residual effects of pleasure, shame, and pursuit of capital pervade its contortions, at once brilliant achievements and a formal nightmare.
Cassandra Troyan is an artist, writer, and filmmaker who lives and works in Chicago. She is the author of Blacken Me Blacken Me, Growled (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2014) and Throne of Blood (Solar Luxuriance, 2013), and is featured in a Spanish bilingual collection of poetry, Vomit: Anthology of Young North American Poets (El Gaviero Edi...
Title:Kill ManualFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 6.83 × 5.96 × 0.44 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:Curbside Splendor PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940430267

ISBN - 13:9781940430263


Editorial Reviews

This disturbing and radical book reveals, among other things, the half-life left in the wake of ubiquitous, data-mined, robotically fabricated internet content. The world ends in exhaustion. Troyan's piercingly felt, sampled text probes the immateriality of language. Her work is brilliant and brave."-Chris Kraus, author ofI Love Dick andSummer of Hate"Cassandra Troyan's amazing new bookKILL MANUAL mows us down to the nub where we register just how thoroughly we have been plunged into an illusory, yet sensate world. She doesn't flinch because she's the poet we've been hurting for."-CA Conrad, author ofECODEVIANCE"With a voice both chillingly disembodied and viscerally corporeal, cut with mordant wit, KILL MANUAL moans, snarls, and laughs, harshly."-Megan Milks, author ofKill Marguerite and Other Stories"Cassandra Troyan interrogates the dynamics of power (and sex as an extension of power) that structure our world. ... Alternating between strategic reappropriation and a brutal lyricism,KILL MANUAL assumes a persona total in its world-destroying and creating powers."-Thom Donovan, author ofThe Hole "