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Freak shows and the modern American imagination : constructing the damaged body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote

Fahy, Thomas Richard

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ISBN 10: 1403974039 / ISBN 13: 9781403974037
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2006
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Freak shows and the modern American ...

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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This book examines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900-1950. During this period, the freak show shifted from a highly popular and profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one. But why? And how does this response reflect larger social changes in the United States at the time? Fahy examines this change and how artists responded.

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THOMAS FAHY Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program at Long Island University, USA, C.W. Post Campus. He is the author of Staging Modern American Life (Palgrave), as well as three novels. He is also the editor of several collections, including The Philosophy of Horror; Considering Aaron Sorkin; Considering David Chase; and Peering Behind the Curtain: Disability, Illness, and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theatre.

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