For our next edition of The English Reading Club, we have selected a book of non-fiction. Following the cursed bunny of last’s edition, we arrived at ‘Monsters – A Fan’s Dilemma’ by Claire Dederer. In this unflinching, deeply personal book that expands on her instantly viral Paris Review essay, “What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?” Claire Dederer asks: Can we love the work of Hemingway, Polanski, Miles Davis, or Picasso? Should we love it? Does genius deserve special dispensation? Is male monstrosity the same as female monstrosity? Highly topical, morally wise, honest to the core, Monsters is a national bestseller and has incited a cultural conversation about whether and how we can separate artists from their art.
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