The Papin Sisters

The Papin Sisters

by Rachel Edwards, Keith Reader
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198160119

ISBN-13: 9780198160113

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

France's "murder of the century" remains also the most violent non-war crime by women against women on record. The Papin sisters' killing and mutilation of their mistresses in 1933 has provoked reproduction and speculation ever since, by such prominent cultural figures as Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Lacan, and Claude Chabrol. This book offers an overview of these…  See more details below

Overview

France's "murder of the century" remains also the most violent non-war crime by women against women on record. The Papin sisters' killing and mutilation of their mistresses in 1933 has provoked reproduction and speculation ever since, by such prominent cultural figures as Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Lacan, and Claude Chabrol. This book offers an overview of these reproductions and draws some provocative conclusions from them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198160113
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Studies in Modern European Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
883,964
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Facts of the Case
2. Mirrors, Fusions, and Splittings: The Papins, the fait divers, and the Psychoanalysts
3. Literary Reproductions
4. Cinematic Reproductions
Conclusion
Afterword
Chronology
Bibliography
Index

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