Freaks : myths and images of the secret self

by Leslie A. Fiedler

Book, 1978

Status

Available

Call number

PG

Call number

PG

Publication

New York : Simon and Schuster, 1979, c1978.

Physical description

367 p.; 24 cm

Local notes

From two-headed men and dwarfs to Siamese twins, the phenomenon of the freak has fascinated people for centuries. In this classic study of the very nature of that fascination, the renowned literary and cultural critic Fiedler offers an in-depth examination of man's views of the freak from classical times to present. 150 photos and line drawings.
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