A History of the Breast

A History of the Breast

Book - 1997
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This engrossing work of original research is the first to consider how the breast has been perceived in the Western world from ancient days to the present. Yalom investigates how the breast has been understood in religion, in medicine, and in psychoanalysis. 352 pp. 15,000 print.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679434597
Branch Call Number: 391.6 YAL 1997
Characteristics: xii, 331 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Aug 15, 2014

Very interesting, but at times a little soapboxy. Be aware this historian injects a good measure of opinion into her work — for example, using the opportunity to give us her personal definition of pornograpyh, and her feelings about it. Other than that, a fascinating read!

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