Grave Desire: A Cultural History of Necrophilia by Steve Finbow

By Steve Finbow

Grave hope is an research of the events of necrophilia all through historical past, literature and the humanities. it's an exam of the breaking of taboos and the metastasizing of fetishes in participants and cultures utilizing the works of Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Sigmund Freud, Georges Bataille, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Slavoj Žižek and others to discover the biographies of recognized necrophiles comparable to Carl von Cosel, Karen Greenlee and Ed Gein, and to investigate the cultures of old Egypt, Greece, Troy, Victorian England and the 1st to 8th century CE civilization of the Moche humans in northern Peru who used necrophilia as a method of spiritual time shuttle. during the publication, examples from the works of Herodotus, the Metaphysical poets, the Marquis de Sade, Cormac McCarthy, Poppie Z Brite, Jörg Buttgereit and extra are used for illustration.

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