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Author Dijkstra, Bram.

Title Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-si├Ęcle culture / Bram Dijkstra.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  700.9 D575I    Check Shelf
Description xi, 453 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Raptures of submission : the shopkeeper's soul keeper and the cult of the household nun -- The cult of invalidism; Ophelia and folly; Dead ladies and the fetish of sleep -- The collapsing woman : solitary vice and restful detumescence -- The weightless woman; the nymph with the broken back; and the mythology of therapeutic rape -- Women of moonlight and wax; the mirror of Venus and the lesbian glass -- Evolution and the brain : extinguished eyes and the call of the child; homosexuality and the dream of male transcendence -- Clinging vines and the dangers of degeneration -- Poison flowers; Maenads of the decadence and the torrid wail of the sirens -- Gynanders and genetics; connoisseurs of bestiality and serpentine delights; Leda, Circe, and the cold caresses of the Sphinx -- Metamorphoses of the vampire; Dracula and his daughters -- gold and the virgin whores of Babylon; Judith and Salome : the priestesses of man's severed head.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [403]-424.
Subject Women in art.
Sexism in art.
Arts, Victorian.
ISBN 0195037790 alkaline paper
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