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Of Giants : Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Of Giants

Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9780816632176
Number Of Pages: 260

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A psychoanalytic look at the representation of monsters, giants and masculinity in medieval texts. The phenomenon of giants and giant-slaying appear in various texts from the Anglo-Saxon to late Middle English period, including Beowulf, The Knight and the Lion, History of the Kings of Britain and several of Chaucer's books.

Introduction: The Intimate Stranger
The Ruins of Identityp. 1
Monstrous Origin: Body, Nation, Familyp. 29
The Body in Pieces: Identity and the Monstrous in Romancep. 62
The Giant of Self-Figuration: Diminishing Masculinity in Chaucer's "Tale of Sir Thopas"p. 96
The Body Hybrid: Giants, Dog-Men, and Becoming Inhumanp. 119
Exorbitancep. 142
Afterword: Transhistoricityp. 185
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780816632176
ISBN-10: 0816632170
Series: Medieval Cultures : Book 17
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36