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Published: 29 September 1988

480 Pages | 302 illus.

7 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195056525

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Idols of Perversity

Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture

Bram Dijkstra

Idols of Perversity explores the nature and development of turn-of-the century misogny in the works of hundreds of writers, artists, and scientists of the period. Crossing the conventional boundaries of art history, sociology, the history of scientific theory, and literary analysis, Dijkstra unveils a startling view of a grim and largely one-sided war on women still being fought today.