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Disgust and Desire : The Paradox of the Monster - (Paperback)

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Scholars from a range of humanities grapple with the problem of delineating disgust and desire, and what it can reveal about our cultural relationship with monsters. They cover searching for monsters, desiring the monstrous, writing monsters, and gazing at monsters. Among their topics are how writing the history of Vlad the Impaler without the use of sources led to 20,000 impaled Turks, queer race play: kinky sex and the trauma of racism, transforming gender in Bram Stoker's Dracula and history in the Strugatsky Brothers' The Ugly Swans, monstrosity and the fantastic: the threats and promises of monsters in Tommaso Landolfi's fiction, paedophilic productions and Gothic performances: contending with monstrous identity, and full metal abs: the obscene Spartan supplement of liberal democracy. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 188
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: January 11, 2018
TCIN: 53346431
UPC: 9789004350731
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-6848
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