Heiliger Sebastian: A Splendid Readiness For Death Softback
Heiliger Sebastian: A Splendid Readiness For Death softback printed in Germany 2003.
The cultural-historical center of the book is formed by Gabriele D’Annunzio’s "Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. A Mystery in Five Acts". The book is similarly arranged into five thematic focal points: Sebastian is seen as the "exemplary sufferer" (Susan Sontag), the multifarious icon of the history of civilisation- as-such; also as Sebastian the saint, who attracts misfortune upon himself, in order to avert it from others; Sebastian as the fetish of erotic subcultures, and the vamp and dandy, whose beauty only blossoms in its full splendour when caught in the throes of excruciating agony. However, Saint Sebastian is also brought up to date as the great ecstatician of art history. With contributions from Derek Jarman, Eikoh Hosoe, Paul Schrader, Wolfgang Tillmans, David Wojnarowicz etc. Highly erotic / kinky fully illustrated with text in German. Minor bumps/scuffs to cover. She's pricey elsewhere.
6.5" x 8". 144 pages.
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