The Nose Book includes a range of writings that celebrate, categorise, psychoanalyse, construct and deconstruct the nose in the arts, music poetry and literature.
Where has the nose gone in the arts? What happened to the nose since Pinocchio? What is the contemporary cultural significant of the nose? Why have major writers and critics failed to address this fundamental feature?
This is the first book which explores the representation of the nose in language, literature and the arts; hundreds of pages in verse and prose, music and image, which celebrate, taxonomize, psychoanalyse, construct and deconstruct the nose. This collection of diverse creative acts and essays offers a critical interrogation of a long-neglected yet leading feature; a material political, philosophical, aesthetic, cultural phenomenon you cannot afford to be without.