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Extremes : reflections on human behavior, A.J. Dunning ; translated from the Dutch by Johan Theron

Label
Extremes : reflections on human behavior
Title
Extremes
Title remainder
reflections on human behavior
Statement of responsibility
A.J. Dunning ; translated from the Dutch by Johan Theron
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
  • Dutch cardiologist A. J. Dunning brings a wry wit and an impressive knowledge of art, literature, and religion to his essays on the sublime and the monstrous in society. He writes of Joan of Arc and Gilles de Rais, who were brought together in the service of their king and eventually burnt at the stake: one is a martyr, one as a pederast mass murderer. He compares a seventeenth-century nun's veneration of the heart with that of the first surgeons who performed heart
  • transplants. He gives the clinical facts behind Gustav Mahler's fatal sore throat, Sigmund Freud's cocaine addiction, and Charlotte Corday's assassination of Marat in his bath. He tells of the practice in England of body-snatching for science, and of the practice in Italy of castrating young boys for music. He discusses parthenogenesis, the use of hormones in the search for eternal youth, and mystifying fatigue syndromes in different countries and generations. The
  • invention of Braille. The satanic verse of Baudelaire. The atrocious eating habits of medieval saints and modern teenage girls. Informative, entertaining, preposterous tales - all documented, all true - of how unnatural human nature can be
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dunning, A. J
Dewey number
302/.17
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT9990
LC item number
.D8613 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Characters and characteristics
  • Human behavior
Label
Extremes : reflections on human behavior, A.J. Dunning ; translated from the Dutch by Johan Theron
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Uitersten
  • "A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-207)
Contents
Extremes: A Mirror -- Extremes of the Heart. The Burning Heart. Heart Transplants. The Neurotic Heart. Soldier's Heart -- Extremes of Men and Knives. The Perfect Crime. The Anatomy Lesson. Eternal Youth. "Viva il Coltello" -- Extremes of Faith. Parthenogenesis. Heretics. Anorexia Religiosa -- Extremes of the Senses. A Taste for Cabin Boys. In the Land of the Blind. False Paradises
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034683043
Label
Extremes : reflections on human behavior, A.J. Dunning ; translated from the Dutch by Johan Theron
Link
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Uitersten
  • "A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-207)
Contents
Extremes: A Mirror -- Extremes of the Heart. The Burning Heart. Heart Transplants. The Neurotic Heart. Soldier's Heart -- Extremes of Men and Knives. The Perfect Crime. The Anatomy Lesson. Eternal Youth. "Viva il Coltello" -- Extremes of Faith. Parthenogenesis. Heretics. Anorexia Religiosa -- Extremes of the Senses. A Taste for Cabin Boys. In the Land of the Blind. False Paradises
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034683043

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