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Gross anatomies : fictions of the physical in American literature

Author: Laura L Behling
Publisher: Selinsgrove : Susquehanna University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the mutilated and fragmented body that appears in United States literature in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura L Behling
ISBN: 9781575911199 1575911191
OCLC Number: 176648891
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Embodying anatomical mutilation --
"A heap of arms, feet, and legs": rendering the body in Civil War texts --
The matter of George Dedlow --
Manufactured "naturals": artificial limbs and the reconceptualization of selfhood --
Anatomical verisimilitude and the fiction of mechanical men --
Capital offenses: the anatomy of the socioeconomic body --
Seeing for oneself: unknowable narratives of the body.
Responsibility: Laura L. Behling.

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