Flesh and Blood: A History of the Cannibal Complex

Flesh and Blood: A History of the Cannibal Complex

by Reay Tannahill
     
 

Reay Tannahill's classic survey of the anthropophagic urge is a beacon of scholarly wit in the dark shadows of our innermost fears. Tracing the practice back to its earliest days, Tannahill explores the symbolism, meanings and motivating factors of this ancient phenomenon, and assesses its influence in many of our enduring myths and habits, from vampires and…  See more details below

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Reay Tannahill's classic survey of the anthropophagic urge is a beacon of scholarly wit in the dark shadows of our innermost fears. Tracing the practice back to its earliest days, Tannahill explores the symbolism, meanings and motivating factors of this ancient phenomenon, and assesses its influence in many of our enduring myths and habits, from vampires and werewolves to the celebration of the Eucharist. Now with a new section on the upsurge in horror fiction, and studies of serial-killer cannibals such as Dahmer and Chikatilo, Flesh and Blood is as relevant, shocking and fascinating today as it was twenty years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812817560
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1975
Pages:
209

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