The Simplest Surrealist Act: Valerie Solanas and the (Re) Assertion of Avantgarde Priorities

@article{Harding2001TheSS,
  title={The Simplest Surrealist Act: Valerie Solanas and the (Re) Assertion of Avantgarde Priorities},
  author={James M. Harding},
  journal={TDR/The Drama Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={45},
  pages={142-162}
}
She shot pop art superstar Andy Warholbut, really, who was Valerie Solanas? And what was SCUM? Answering those questions tells a lot about the radically changing landscape of the American avantgarde of the late 1960a. 
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