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Grave Desire

A Cultural History of Necrophilia

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Grave Desire by Steve Finbow
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Description

Grave Desire is an analysis of the occasions of necrophilia throughout history, literature and the arts. It is an examination of the breaking of taboos and the metastasizing of fetishes in individuals and cultures using the works of Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Sigmund Freud, Georges Bataille, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Slavoj Zizek and others to explore the biographies of known necrophiles such as Carl von Cosel, Karen Greenlee and Ed Gein, and to analyze the cultures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Troy, Victorian England and the first to eighth century CE civilization of the Moche people in northern Peru who used necrophilia as a means of religious time travel. Throughout the book, examples from the works of Herodotus, the Metaphysical poets, the Marquis de Sade, Cormac McCarthy, Poppie Z Brite, Jorg Buttgereit and more are used for illustration.

Author Biography

Steve Finbow lives and writes in London. He is the author of books of fiction and non-fiction. He is currently working on a new novel about New York City in the late '80s and a work on literature and illness.
Release date NZ
November 28th, 2014
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Zero Books
Pages
213
Dimensions
140x218x12
ISBN-13
9781782793427
Product ID
22678532

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