Book The True History of the Elephant Man

Download or read The True History of the Elephant Man PDF, written by Michael Howell and published by . This book was released on 1983 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spine title: The illustrated true history of the elephant man. A study of Joseph Merrick who lived in 19th century England and was afflicted by a progressive, grotesque physical distortion, and facial disfigurement.

Book The True History of the Elephant Man

Download or read The True History of the Elephant Man PDF, written by Peter Ford and published by Allison & Busby. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester on 5th August 1852, is better known as the Elephant Man. Through horrible physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, he spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even nineteenth-century sensibilities could take no more. Hounded, persecuted and starving, he ended up one day at Liverpool Street Station where he was rescued, housed and fed by the distinguished surgeon Frederick Treves. To Treves' surprise, he discovered during the course of their friendship that lurking beneath the mass of Merrick's corrupting flesh lived a spirit that was as courageous as it had been tortured, and a nature as gentle and dignified as it had been deprived and tormented. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become a part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticised facts of his life. An extraordinary and moving story, set amongst the brutal realities of the Victorian world, telling of a tragic individual and his survival against overwhelming odds.

Book The True History of the Elephant Man

Download or read The True History of the Elephant Man PDF, written by Michael Howell and published by Skyhorse. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The amazing life of the medical marvel who fascinated Victorian London. Due to horrible physical deformities, he spent much of his life as a fairground freak. He was hounded, persecuted, and starving, until his fortune changed and he was rescued, housed, and fed by the distinguished surgeon, Frederick Treves. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticized facts of his life.

Book The True History of the Elephant Man

Download or read The True History of the Elephant Man PDF, written by Michael Howell and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 1983 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As famous today as he was in his time, here is the whole story of the Elephant Man.

Book Measured by Soul  The Life of Joseph Carey Merrick  also known as  The Elephant Man

Download or read Measured by Soul The Life of Joseph Carey Merrick also known as The Elephant Man PDF, written by Jeanette Sitton & Mae Siu-Wai Stroshane and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-08-20 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, was a 19th century Englishman who suffered disfigurement from an extremely rare disorder, which is believed to be Proteus Syndrome. Though his physical and mental suffering was great, he remained courageous. 'Measured by the Soul, ' is lavishly illustrated with never-seen-before photographs of Joseph's life and Victorian times. This book also features interviews with modern patients who live with Proteus Syndrome, as well as exciting news from Dr. Leslie Biesecker of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Thanks to Dr. Biesecker's research, there is hope for new treatment of Proteus Syndrome and its ultimate cure. Proceeds from this book will benefit Proteus Syndrome treatment and research.

Book Making The Elephant Man

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  • Author : Jonathan Sanger
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2016-10-24
  • ISBN : 1476627312
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read Making The Elephant Man PDF, written by Jonathan Sanger and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The true story of John (Joseph) Merrick—a.k.a. the Elephant Man—has captured the imagination of generations of audiences, critics, actors and filmmakers. In 1978, producer Jonathan Sanger received a screenplay from two unknown writers about a hideously disfigured man who refused to fall victim to despair and instead exemplified human dignity. Reading it (twice), Sanger was determined that Merrick’s story would be told. This book is Sanger’s unvarnished first-person account of how The Elephant Man (1980) was made. His adventure in filmmaking—itself a study in triumph over despair—involved special effects nightmares, scheduling conflicts, location issues and many risky decisions. Assembling a team that included Mel Brooks (executive producer), David Lynch (director) and actors John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins, Sanger persevered in making this inspiring, award-winning film.

Book Monstrosity

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  • Author : Alexa Wright
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2013-06-30
  • ISBN : 0857733354
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read Monstrosity PDF, written by Alexa Wright and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-06-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the 'Monster of Ravenna' to the 'Elephant Man', Myra Hindley and Ted Bundy, the visualisation of 'real', human monsters has always played a part in how society sees itself. But what is the function of a monster? Why do we need to embody and represent what is monstrous? This book investigates the appearance of the human monster in Western culture, both historically and in our contemporary society. It argues that images of real (rather than fictional) human monsters help us both to identify and to interrogate what constitutes normality; we construct what is acceptable in humanity by depicting what is not quite acceptable. By exploring theories and examples of abnormality, freakishness, madness, otherness and identification, Alexa Wright demonstrates how monstrosity and the monster are social and cultural constructs. However, it soon becomes clear that the social function of the monster – however altered a form it takes – remains constant; it is societal self-defence allowing us to keep perceived monstrosity at a distance. Through engaging with the work of Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva and Canguilhem (to name but a few) Wright scrutinises and critiques the history of a mode of thinking. She reassesses and explodes conventional concepts of identity, obscuring the boundaries between what is 'normal' and what is not.

Book The Disfigured Face in American Literature  Film  and Television

Download or read The Disfigured Face in American Literature Film and Television PDF, written by Cornelia Klecker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The face, being prominent and visible, is the foremost marker of a person’s identity as well as their major tool of communication. Facial disfigurements, congenital or acquired, not only erase these significant capacities, but since ancient times, they have been conjured up as outrageous and terrifying, often connoting evil or criminality in their associations – a dark secret being suggested "behind the mask," the disfigurement indicating punishment for sin. Complemented by an original poem by Kenneth Sherman and a plastic surgeon’s perspective on facial disfigurement, this book investigates the exploitation of these and further stereotypical tropes by literary authors, filmmakers, and showrunners, considering also the ways in which film, television, and the publishing industry have more recently tried to overcome negative codifications of facial disfigurement, in the search for an authentic self behind the veil of facial disfigurement. An exploration of fictional representations of the disfigured face, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural and media studies, American studies and literary studies with interests in representations of disfigurement and the Other.

Book Alienation and Resistance

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  • Author : Laura Findlay
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-05-22
  • ISBN : 1527553256
  • Pages : 305 pages

Download or read Alienation and Resistance PDF, written by Laura Findlay and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-22 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection draws together recent work by new and emerging scholars which examines the representation of alienation and resistance in texts and images, both modern and traditional. The essays collected here incorporate both “high” and “low” culture, covering a wide range of disciplines from traditional literary sources to the more modern mediums of film and comic. Informing each of the contributions is one overriding question: what are the roles, forms, and conditions of alienation and resistance in our culture and its diverse media? The contributors to this collection find examples of both alienation and resistance everywhere, from sixteenth century drama to contemporary fiction, from American comics to Eastern European cinema, from representations of the body to the site of the body itself. In seeking out these representations of alienation and resistance, the essays begin also to probe the limits and limitations of such terms. As such, the collection as a whole offers both a broad overview of the field of play as it stands today and makes tentative suggestions as to potential paths of future inquiry.

Book Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine

Download or read Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 19?? with total page 918 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Face Value  The Portrayal Of Ugliness In 20th Century Literature  Hardcover

Download or read Face Value The Portrayal Of Ugliness In 20th Century Literature Hardcover PDF, written by Tim Cashmore and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Colonising Disability

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  • Author : Esme Cleall
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2022-06-30
  • ISBN : 1108996655
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Colonising Disability PDF, written by Esme Cleall and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-06-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Colonising Disability explores the construction and treatment of disability across Britain and its empire from the nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Esme Cleall explores how disability increasingly became associated with 'difference' and argues that it did so through intersecting with other categories of otherness such as race. Philanthropic, legal, literary, religious, medical, educational, eugenistic and parliamentary texts are examined to unpick representations of disability that, overtime, became pervasive with significant ramifications for disabled people. Cleall also uses multiple examples to show how disabled people navigated a wide range of experiences from 'freak shows' in Britain, to missions in India, to immigration systems in Australia, including exploring how they mobilised to resist discrimination and constitute their own identities. By assessing the intersection between disability and race, Dr Cleall opens up questions about 'normalcy' and the making of the imperial self.

Book Agency and Imagination in the Films of David Lynch

Download or read Agency and Imagination in the Films of David Lynch PDF, written by James D. Reid and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-12-13 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Agency and Imagination in the Films of David Lynch: Philosophical Perspectives offers a sustained philosophical interpretation of the filmmaker’s work in light of classic and contemporary discussions of human agency and the complex relations between our capacity to act and our ability to imagine. With the help of the pathological characters that so often leave their unforgettable mark on Lynch’s films, this book reveals several important ways in which human beings fail to achieve fuller embodiments of agency or seek substitute satisfactions in spaces of fantasy. In keeping with Lynch’s penchant for unconventional narrative techniques, James D. Reid and Candace R. Craig explore the possibility, scope, and limits of the very idea of agency itself and what it might be like to renounce concepts of agency altogether in the interpretation and depiction of human life. In a series of interlocking readings of eight feature-length films and Twin Peaks: The Return that combine suggestive philosophical analysis with close attention to cinematic detail, Reid and Craig make a convincing case for the importance of David Lynch’s work in the philosophical examination of agency, the vagaries of the human imagination, and the relevance of film for the philosophy of human action. Scholars of film studies and philosophy will find this book particularly useful.

Book Jack the Ripper  the Man Behind the Blade

Download or read Jack the Ripper the Man Behind the Blade PDF, written by S.M. Cornthwaite and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2021-02-28 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A theory like no other and an over century long secret, revealed The Whitechapel murders during the Autumn of terror in 1888 left a city paralyzed in fear. The murderer went down in infamy as his identity has never been uncovered—until now! Many have speculated over the Ripper’s identity since then, but S. M. Cornthwaite believe to have truly uncovered the truth behind the mystery. The author takes you on a journey of discovery by piecing together the evidence by using psychology, sociology, criminology, and historical facts to reveal the truth. The theory presented in these pages is one that hasn’t been explored by anyone since the killings began. Most researchers believe the Ripper to be a Polish Jew, a lunatic, or even some other known killer, but you’ll soon understand, this couldn’t possibly be the case. how could everyone have gotten it so wrong, for so long, and not seen the horrible truth?

Book Bibliography of the History of Medicine

Download or read Bibliography of the History of Medicine PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Neo Victorian Biofiction

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  • Author :
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2020-09-07
  • ISBN : 9004434356
  • Pages : 403 pages

Download or read Neo Victorian Biofiction PDF, written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-09-07 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Highlighting neo-Victorian biofiction’s crucial role in reimagining and augmenting the historical archive, this volume explores the complex ethical consequences of a creative movement of historiographic revisionism, combining biography and fiction in a dialectic tension of empathy and voyeuristic spectacle.

Book Cinema  MD

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  • Author : Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • ISBN : 0190685794
  • Pages : 385 pages

Download or read Cinema MD PDF, written by Eelco F. M. Wijdicks and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cinema, MD follows the intersection of medicine and film and how filmmakers wrote a history of medicine over time, analyzing not only changing practices, changing morals, and changing expectations but also medical stereotypes, medical activism, and violations of patients' integrity and autonomy. Examining over 400 films with medical themes over a century of cinema, this book establishes the cultural, medical, and historical importance of the artform.