Maud Casey City of Incurable Women Recensie

Maud Casey City of Incurable Women Recensie

City of Incurable Women

  • Schrijfster: Maud Casey (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Bellevue Literary Press
  • Verschijnt: 22 februari 2022
  • Omvang: 128 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: paperback / ebook

Flaptekst van de nieuwe roman van Maud Casey

In a fusion of fact and fiction, nineteenth-century women institutionalized as hysterics reveal what history ignored.

“Where are the hysterics, those magnificent women of former times?” wrote Jacques Lacan. Long history’s ghosts, marginalized and dispossessed due to their gender and class, they are reimagined by Maud Casey as complex, flesh-and-blood people with stories to tell. These linked, evocative prose portraits, accompanied by period photographs and medical documents both authentic and invented, poignantly restore the humanity to the nineteenth-century female psychiatric patients confined in Paris’s Salpêtrière hospital and reduced to specimens for study by the celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot and his male colleagues.

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