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Henry Darger, Throw Away Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist

Henry Darger, Throw Away Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist

Author: Jim Elledge
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Henry Darger was utterly unknown during his lifetime, keeping a quiet, secluded existence as a janitor on Chicago's North Side. When he died his landlord discovered a treasure trove of more than three hundred canvases and more than 30,000 manuscripts depicting a rich, shocking fantasy world. While some historians tend to dismiss Darger as a psychopath, in Henry Darger, Throw-Away Boy, Jim Elledge cuts through the cloud of controversy and rediscovers Darger as a damaged, fearful, gay man, raised in a world unaware of the consequences of child abuse or gay shame.

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General Fields

  • : 9780715646328
  • : Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • : Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • : November 2013
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jim Elledge
  • : 33
  • : Hardback
  • : 384