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The Resource The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body

The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body

Label
The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body
Title
The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body
Statement of responsibility
Bjorn Rasmussen; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What if your first true love broke all known taboos? What if your very first romance drowned you in a whirlpool of transgression? A coming-of-age novel that is minutely in tune with the perversions of its narrator’s body, The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body defines category. The desperate account of a teenage boy in love with a much older riding instructor, it follows the unforgettable Bjorn as he pushes his flesh to its very limits, annihilating boundaries of gender and sexuality in a search for impossible gratification. A feverish combination of stream of conscious, autobiography, collage, and narrative, Skin marks the arrival of a truly original literary voice. It is as omnivorous as the bodies within it, as unrestrained as the appetites, terrors, and trystings that celebrated author Bjorn Rasumssen evokes in poetic detail. Deeply emotional, erotic, elegiac, and pansexual, it caresses the wounds we visit upon our flesh and soul in an attempt to serve the urges of the body’s largest organ—the skin that covers and defines us
Summary
Erotic, emotional and steeped in taboos, this coming-of-age novel is a desperate account of a teenage boy, in love with a much older riding instructor, who pushes his flesh to its very limits, breaking down the boundaries of gender and sexuality in search of impossible gratification. Original
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10799328
Cataloging source
BT
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1983-
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Bjorn Rasmussen
Dewey number
839.8138
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Aitken, Martin
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009875
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781931883863
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009875
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781931883863
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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