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Freaks : myths and images of the secret self

Author: Leslie A Fiedler
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1978.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fiedler, Leslie A.
Freaks.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1978
(OCoLC)620023618
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A Fiedler
ISBN: 0671225057 9780671225056
OCLC Number: 3274146
Description: 367 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dwarfs: from Knoumhotpou to General Tom Thumb.--Dwarfs: changing the image.--The dream of giants.--Supermen and superwomen: the terror behind the dream.--Beauty and the beast: the eros of ugliness.--Wild men and feral children.--Hermaphrodites.--Siamese twins.--From theology to teratology.--Freaks and the literary imagination.--The silence of freaks and the message of the side show.--Freaking out.--The myth of the mutant and the image of the freak.
Responsibility: Leslie Fiedler.

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