[artinfo] Brian O'Doherty: The Crossdresser's Secret

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Brian O'Doherty

The Crossdresser's Secret

Sternberg Press is pleased to announce the publication of Brian 
O'Doherty's new novel The Crossdresser's Secret. 

One of the eighteenth century's most mysterious figures was the 
Chevalier d'Eon, who lived as both man and woman, French spy and 
European celebrity. Written from the perspective of this historical 
figure, the novel by Brian O'Doherty-artist and author of, among 
others, the critical milestone Inside the White Cube and the Booker 
Prize-shortlisted The Deposition of Father McGreevy-reveals d'Eon's 
radical modernity, certified by his attitudes to gender and his 
examination of his own nature. He ponders the social determinants of 
sexual identity and studies the manners and conventions governing 
discourse between the sexes. At the same time, as diplomat and spy, 
he is involved in the power politics of nations.

Brian O'Doherty
The Crossdresser's Secret
13 x 19.8 cm, 496 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-3-943365-96-2

Sternberg Press
Caroline Schneider
Karl-Marx-Allee 78
D-10243 Berlin

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