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Description - Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination by Thomas Fahy

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: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Fahy

THOMAS FAHY currently teaches for the English Department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is the author of numerous articles, a monograph on Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez, and a novel, Night Visions (2004). He has also edited several collections, including Death, Sexuality, and the American Dream in the Works of Alan Ball (2006), Considering Aaron Sorkin (2005), and Peering Behind the Curtain: Disability, Illness and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theater (2002).

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