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Losing Our Heads.

Losing Our Heads

Regina Jones

New York University Press

838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 1003-4812

081474270X $22.00

Why are beheadings so captivating in society and literature? Losing Our Heads: Beheadings In Literature And Culture tackles a gruesome topic, providing a healthy dose of anthropological, medical, social and literary insight to accounts of beheadings from antiquity to modern times. College-level audiences will welcome Professor Janes' studies analysis of decapitation over history and in literature. One would anticipate gruesome details; but the focus on more than physical details makes for an intriguing discussion.
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Title Annotation:Losing our Heads: Beheadings in Literature and Culture
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2005
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