Gretchen Henderson's "Ugliness: A Cultural History" Reviewed by Alberto Manguel
Prof. Henderson’s new book on ugliness continues to receive glowing reviews (The Rumpus, History Today, ARLIS/NA, and other venues)–most recently in April’s issue of Literary Review.
Accalimed writer Alberto Manguel wrote: “Ugliness: A Cultural History is a provocative book because, while exploring our relationship to that which we brand as ugly (or beautiful), Gretchen Henderson forces us to reflect on our tastes and fears, our social conventions and our everyday notions of justice. Such a call to attention is always very useful; in our prejudiced age it has become essential.”
Brava, Prof. Henderson!