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The Body Fantastic by Frank Gonzalez-Crussi
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Aug 10, 2021 | ISBN 9780262045889

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Praise

“Playful, erudite, expansive, the book gives one much to chew on, widening our understanding of our corporeal selves, as well as how that understanding has shifted and evolved over time.” ‘
—The Boston Globe

“I cannot recommend this book enough . . . I guarantee that the book will contain information you’ve not read before, and that it will fascinate and delight any new reader.”

— The Folklore Podcast website

Table Of Contents

Foreword by John Banville vii
Introduction 1
1 Valery’s Four Bodies Reduced to One Organ: The Uterus 5
2 To Seize the External World, The Body Fantastic Relies on a Stormtrooper: The Stomach 45
3 The Invisible Cloud of Symbols and Myths Around the Body Condenses into Raindrops of Curative Power 73
4 Hair: Is it a Distillate of Human Essence or a Discardable Refuse? 121
5 Our Aquatic Past: The Body Fantastic Dreams of A Return to its Watery Cradle 153
6 The Body Fantastic Walks on Feet of Double Sign: Pain and Pleasure 187
7 To the Body Fantastic, Orality Equals Individuality 215

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