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PURE: The Most Disturbing Work of the 20th Century



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Today, I will be analyzing Pure by Peter Sotos, a work so singularly wretched and foul that it actually landed the author in prison. An extraction of any meaning seems near impossible, but let's go ahead and see what language pain, torture, and depravity can speak to us.
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Intro footage by David Gallie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yK0gPkJaB0

Outro footage by SVF TV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Qh3T-2LKw
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MUSIC USED:

"The Lost" by @CO.AG Music :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpowIDAOMhc

"Kill Crew" by @White Bat Audio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlfQ56S2lck

"New Horizons" by Futuremono:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NKyXMI4xRc

"Shi" by @REPULSIVE :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7DT461JMQM

Summit - by Jonny Easton
Link: https://youtu.be/ZH5B_C8r9Dk

"Arcadia" by White Bat Audio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJAEy-fvVIs
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Works Cited:
Pure (1983-1985) by Peter Sotos
Comfort and Critique (2005) by Peter Sotos
P0rn0graphy: Men Possessing Women (1981) by Andrea Dworkin
Mercy (1990) by Andrea Dworkin
Trading Places (1983) dir. John Landis
On Photography (1977) by Susan Sontag
Regarding the Pain of Others (2003) by Susan Sontag
The Body in Pain (1985) by Elaine Scarry
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TIME STAMPS:
0:00:00 Introduction: What is Pure?
0:12:40 Part 1: What is P0rn0graphy?
0:35:33 Part 2: What is Power?
0:50:35 Part 3: What is Pain?
1:11:30 Conclusion
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