Newburyport Public Library

The body fantastic, Frank Gonzalez-Crussi - hardcover

"An original view of human corporeality linking myths, legends, and fables with biomedical concepts about some bodily parts"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Valery's four bodies reduced to one organ : the uterus -- To seize the external world, the body fantastic relies on a storm-trooper : the stomach -- The invisible cloud of symbols and myths around the body condenses into raindrops of curative power -- Hair : is it a distillate of human essence or a discardable refuse? -- Our aquatic past : the body fantastic dreams of a return to its watery cradle -- The body fantastic walks on feet of double sign : pain and pleasure -- To the body fantastic, orality equals individuality
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xi, 269 pages, illustrations, 22 cm

Library Locations

  • Newburyport Public Library

    94 State Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950, US