Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Asti Hustvedt (Author)
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But who were Blanche, Augustine, and Genevieve? What role did they play in their own peculiar form of stardom? And what exactly were they suffering from? Hysteria--with its dramatic seizures, hallucinations, and reenactments of past traumas--may be an illness of the past, but the notions of femininity that lie behind it offer insights into disorders of the present.

Product Details

Price
$50.00
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
May 23, 2011
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393025606
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About the Author

Asti Hustvedt received her PhD in French literature from New York University. She has worked as an editor and translator, and lives in New York City with her family.