Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination : Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote Paperback / softback
by Thomas Fahy
Part of the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages, X, 192 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 07/12/2011
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780230120983
- Hardback from £48.09