The Book of Skin

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November 2003



Explores the elaborate and varied functions, roles and meanings of human skin within Western culture. This book examines a range of sources, including literature, non-fiction and medical texts; art, photography and film; and, folklore, popular song and language.


Steven Connor is Professor of Modern Literature and Theory in the School of Literature and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of books including Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism (2000) and Fly, also published by Reaktion in the Animal series (2006).


'... richly conceived and elaborately thought out. No flicker of meaning has escaped Connor's ferocious, all seeing eye.' - The Guardian
EAN: 9781861891938
ISBN: 1861891938
Untertitel: 56 black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Reaktion Books
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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