Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self

Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self

by Leslie A. Fiedler

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A fascinating, sensitive exploration of freakishness and what it means in our waking and subconscious lives--in literature, popular culture, myth, history and as symbol in the psyche. Illustrations. (July)
Library Journal
``Witty, erudite, outrageously imaginative, Freaks is a sober historical survey of social responses to physical abnormality,'' said LJ 's reviewer of this 1978 title. Fiedler traces the history of the freak from ancient art and folklore to more modern times. Though ``its morbidity may shock, its lively intelligence cannot fail to stimulate any serious reader'' ( LJ 3/15/78).

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