Violent death, murder, mutilation, eating and defecation, ritualism, bodily extremes: cannibalism combines these crucial themes to represent one of the most symbolically charged narratives in the human psychic repertoire.
As a grotesque figure of power, threat, and atavistic appetites, the cannibal has played a formidable role in the tales told by members of all cultures - whether oral, written, or filmic - and embodies the ultimate extent of transgressive behaviour to which human beings can be driven.
Meat is Murder! is a unique and explicit exploration of the stories that are told about cannibals, from classical myth to contemporary film and fiction, and features an in-depth illustrated critique of cannibalism as portrayed in the cinema, from mondo and explotation films to horror movies and arthouse classics. It also details the atrocious crimes of real life cannibals of the modern age, such as Albert Fish, Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrei Chikatilo.
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Mikita Brottman is a film studies lecturer at Shippensburg University. Her previous publications include Hollywood Hex: An History of 'Cursed' Movies (Creation), Offensive Films, and a forthcoming anthology of writings on the car crash (St Martins Griffin, NY).Review:
A truly tasty read for gourmets of transgressive culture and the macabre. -- Neon
An excellent study of cannibal culture. -- Film Review
Brottman's skill is to analyse...horrors with intelligence and wit and actually find something interesting in them. -- Empire
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Book Description The Tears Corporation/Creation, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111871592909
Book Description The Tears Corporation/Creation. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1871592909 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2164426
Book Description The Tears Corporation/Creation, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1871592909