Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Asti Hustvedt (Author)
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.
W. W. Norton & Company
May 23, 2011
5.7 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
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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.