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PRELOVED Wise Wound - Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove


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PRELOVED The Wise Wound
Menstruation and Everywomen
By Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove
Forward by Margaret Drabble
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 20cm x 13cm approximately
Pages: 365

This is a secondhand book, it has been read! Pages are beginning to yellow otherwise condition is very good.

This book explores the historical and cultural legacy of this repression, from its effects on the way medicine treats women to the displaced appearance of menstrual imagery at all levels of our culture. Combining psychology, anthropology and poetry, the authors reinterpret the central myths of Christianity, including the Grail legends, and see the witch trials of the Middle Ages as a symptom of menstrual persecution.

"The first accessible book about menstruation as a human reality . . . entirely praiseworthy."--The Sunday Times

This is a book of many questions and some answers. What is this menstruation that half the world undergoes? Has it any use, or any purpose? Which is it, blessing or curse?

This groundbreaking study of the facts, fantasies, and taboos surrounding menstruation has helped bring about a profound shift in attitudes toward a natural phenomenon that has been reviled and denigrated over the centuries. Thoroughly researched yet highly readable, combining psychology, anthropology, and poetry, Shuttle and Redgrove illustrate their theories using examples ranging from the Bible to such modern-day pop horrors as vampire movies and the cult film The Exorcist.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 August, 2021.