Afterlives of the Saints (Unbridled Books)
Colin Dickey (Cranioklepty) returns to Skylight Books to launch his new book Afterlives of the Saints, an unusual and highly entertaining history of the canonized.
"An unusual and quite fascinating collection of tales." --Booklist
Colin Dickey is the author of Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius and Afterlives of the Saints. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Cabinet, TriQuarterly, and The Santa Monica Review. He is also co-editor (with Nicole Antebi and Robby Herbst) of Failure! Experiments in Aesthetic and Social Practices. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in Los Angeles.
Photo of the author by Seth Sherwood.
"Afterlives of the Saints" is a woven gathering of groundbreaking essays that move through Renaissance anatomy and the Sistine Chapel, Borges' "Library of Babel," the history of spontaneous human combustion, the pleasures of castration, and more.