Having and Being Had Eula Biss


Jo says:

In a mixture of memoir and cultural criticism Eula Biss anecdotally explores the lived experience of capitalism in this brilliantly uncomfortable-making book of essays. By looking honestly at her own life choices on a trajectory from itinerant artist to home owner, Biss sets out to unravel the value systems that we’ve all subscribed to. Using examples from every day life that become metaphors, such as the fairground where people can pay to cut the queue for rides or her son’s Pokemon cards that change value according to demand, Biss documents the relentlessness of consumer capitalism, how much of it we’ve internalised and the contradictions and inequality at its core.

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Publisher:Faber & Faber