Ugliness: A Cultural History by Gretchen E. Henderson
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Overview: Ugly as sin, the ugly duckling or maybe you fell out of the ugly tree? Let’s face it, we’ve all used the word "ugly" to describe someone we’ve seen hopefully just in our private thoughts but have we ever considered how slippery the term can be, indicating anything from the slightly unsightly to the downright revolting? What really lurks behind this most favored insult? In this actually beautiful book, Gretchen E. Henderson casts an unfazed gaze at ugliness, tracing its long-standing grasp on our cultural imagination and highlighting all the peculiar ways it has attracted us to its repulsion.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History