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This book examines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900-1950. During this period, the freak show shifted from a highly popular and profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one. But why? And how does this response reflect larger social changes in the United States at the time? Fahy examines this change and how artists responded.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403974037
ISBN-10: 1403974039
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Fahy

THOMAS FAHY Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program at Long Island University, USA, C.W. Post Campus. He is the author of Staging Modern American Life (Palgrave), as well as three novels. He is also the editor of several collections, including The Philosophy of Horror; Considering Aaron Sorkin; Considering David Chase; and Peering Behind the Curtain: Disability, Illness, and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theatre.

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