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November 11, 2020 at 9:58 pm #9707Virginia MahanGuest
History of the Breast
by Marilyn Yalom
- Release date: March 31, 1998
- Publisher: Ballantine Books
- Format: paperback, 352 pages
- Author: Marilyn Yalom
- Genres: history, feminism, microhistory, sexuality, womens, gender, art, anthropology
- ISBN: 9780345388940 (0345388941)
- Language: english
About The Book
In this provocative, pioneering, and wholly engrossing cultural history, noted scholar Marilyn Yalom explores twenty-five thousand years of ideas, images, and perceptions of the female breast — in religion, psychology, politics, society, and the arts.
Through the centuries, the breast has been laden with hugely powerful and contradictory meanings. There is the “good breast” of reverence and life, the breast that nourishes infants and entire communities, as depicted in ancient idols, fifteenth-century Italian Madonnas, and representations of equality in the French Revolution. Then there is the “bad breast” of Ezekiel’s wanton harlots, Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth, and the torpedo-breasted dominatrix, symbolizing enticement and aggression. Yalom examines these contradictions — and illuminates the implications behind them.
A fascinating, astute, and richly allusive journey from Paleolithic goddesses to modern day feminists, A History of the Breast is full of insight and surprises. As Yalom says, “I intend to make you think about women’s breasts as you never have before.” In this, she succeeds brilliantly.
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