FLYING: Loose Upper Lib


545 pages. Knopf. $8.95.

Back in 1967 a shy young artist named Kate Millett had her first one-woman New York show. LIFE magazine ran photographs of her most striking sculptures: two-legged piano stools in boots (with socks painted to order), selling for $40 apiece. It was the kind of publicity that artists starve for. Now, in a passionately unhappy book, the same Kate Millett feels compelled to write: "As the subject of controversy I suddenly acquired significance for others just as I ceased to hold any for myself . ....

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