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The Anatomical Venus
 

The Anatomical Venus (EPUB ebook)

By Ivory, Helen

An Anatomical Venus - which gives this book its title - was an eighteenth-century anatomical wax sculpture of an idealised woman, a heady mix of eroticism, death and biological verisimilitude. Venus could be opened up and pulled apart by all the men who studied her. She would giv...e up her secrets the first time of asking. Helen Ivory's new collection The Anatomical Venus examines how women have been portrayed as 'other'; as witches; as hysterics with wandering wombs and as beautiful corpses cast in wax, or on mortuary slabs in TV box sets. A hanged woman addresses the author of the Malleus Maleficarum, a woman diagnosed with 'Housewife Psychosis' recounts her dreams to Freud, and a sex robot has the ear of her keeper. The Anatomical Venus imagines the lives of women sketched in asylum notes and pictures others shut inside cabinets of curiosity.
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ISBN 9781780374703
Published 23 May 2019
Publisher Faber Factory
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781780374703
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber Factory
Imprint Bloodaxe Books
Released 23 May 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Ivory, Helen
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
Number of Pages 62
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 821.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
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