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Deadly Desires
A Psychoanalytic Study of Female Sexual Perversion and Widowhood in Fin-de-Siecle Women's Writing





ISBN 9781780491387
Published June 1, 2013 by Routledge
200 Pages

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During the fin-de-siecle, stories about hysterical women filled the air of Paris and the novels emerging during this era conveyed this hysteria and openly portrayed the symptoms of the women being treated at the Salpetiere. This book examines the emergence of hysterical discourse and its influence on women's writing, specifically focusing on the presentation of female sexuality in three different narratives.

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Julie Lokis-Adkins