Deadly Desires: A Psychoanalytic Study of Female Sexual Perversion and Widowhood in Fin-de-Siecle Women's Writing, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Deadly Desires

A Psychoanalytic Study of Female Sexual Perversion and Widowhood in Fin-de-Siecle Women's Writing, 1st Edition

By Julie Lokis-Adkins

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200 pages

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pub: 2013-06-01
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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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General