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The Mutilating God: Authorship and Authority in the Narrative of Conversion (Hardback)
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The Mutilating God: Authorship and Authority in the Narrative of Conversion (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 31/01/1994
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Presents a genealogy of the uses of conversion narratives in linking individual identity to various forms of social authority. Drawing on theories of Freud and Lacan, Peters traces the evolution of the conversion narrative from primitive initiation rituals to poetic uses in modern literature.

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870238918
Number of pages: 224

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