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Hunger Strike: The Anorectic's Struggle as a Metaphor for our Age
     

Hunger Strike: The Anorectic's Struggle as a Metaphor for our Age

by Susie Orbach
 

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In this classic text, originally published in 1986, Susie Orbach brilliantly examines the anorectic's struggle. Anorexia is a battle; a battle to be thin; a battle of wills, denial versus desire. It is also about control; by conquering feelings of hunger, the anorectic woman aspires to conquer her emotional feelings as well. For Orbach, the struggle goes further. In

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