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Grove Press

Clit Notes

A Sapphic Sampler

by Holly Hughes

“One of the most insightful, funny and entertaining storytellers around.” – The Chicago Tribune

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 224
  • Publication Date April 26, 1996
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3333-5
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $14.00

About The Book

Holly Hughes is one of the most popular and controversial out-there-and-in-your-face writer-performers around, and in this collection of some of her greatest hits she describes her career as an “escape” artist: how she escaped her conservative upbringing in a part of the country “where silence was the first language” to become an award-winning performance artist and playwright as well as a central figure in America’s culture wars. As the Los Angeles Times observed, “Holly Hughes is everything you always wanted in a lesbian performance artist–and less.”

Praise

‘she’s phenomenal”. When you encounter a mind like Holly Hughes, it wakes you up.” –Tony Kushner

“One of the most insightful, funny and entertaining storytellers around.” –The Chicago Tribune

“With astonishing economy of means, the writer/performer gives us a tour of the psychic swamps of home, the wasteland of pop homophobia and the high reaches of lesbian passion. Five years after the NEA madder her a household word, the wild “n” crazy performance artist is looking more like a National Living Treasure.” –The Bay Area Reporter

“Hughes scrapes away decades of encrusted decorum from a subject (female sexuality) that is too often treated with a hushed sentimentality.” –The New York Times

‘she strips down to her psyche”. Rarely have we been treated to a sharper nose for pleasure and a keener ambition to seize it.” –Ms.