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Flesh & Blood: A History of the Cannibal Complex (rev. ed.)
Flesh & Blood: A History of the Cannibal Complex (rev. ed.)
Our Price: $14.00
Year: 1996
Pages: 310
Binding Paperback
ISBN 316837059

Product Code: 756786533

Reay Tannahill (au). Cannibalism is the last great taboo of modern society. Almost every other extreme of human activity has been dissected & discussed, but the old line ‘eating people is wrong’ tells only half the story. Even mentioning the possibility of thinking about eating people is wrong as well. This survey of the anthropophagic urge is a beacon of scholarly wit in the dark shadows of our innermost fears. Tracing the practice back to its earliest days, Tannahill explores the symbolism, meanings & motivating factors of this ancient phenomenon, & assesses its influence in our  myths & habits, from vampires & werewolves to the celebration of the Eucharist. Includes a section on the upsurge in horror fiction, & studies of serial-killer cannibals. Ghoulish illustrations.

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