[jahsonic.com] - [Next >>]

Independent body parts in fiction

Related: Acéphale - amputation - body - decapitation (severed head) - head

Dismembered limbs, a severed head, a hand cut off at the wrist, as in a fairy tale of Hauff's, feet which dance by themselves, as in the book by Schaeffer which I mentioned above--all these have something peculiarly uncanny about them, especially when, as in the last instance, they prove capable of independent activity in addition. --The Uncanny (1919) - Sigmund Freud

image sourced here.


# To set or keep apart; divide or separate.
# To cut off (a part) from a whole. --AHD [Feb 2006]

Independent body parts in fiction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_independent_body_parts [Mar 2005]

The Breast (1972) - Philip Roth

In search of grotesque fiction

The Breast (1972) - Philip Roth
[FR] [DE] [UK]

The Breast (1972) is a novel by Philip Roth, in which the main character, David Kepesh, becomes a 155-pound breast. Throughout the book we see Kepesh fighting with himself. Part of him wishes to give into bodily wishes, while the other part of him wants to be reasonable. In many ways this book has a lot in common with Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Breast [Sept 2006]

See also: independent body parts in fiction - breast - 1972 - American literature

your Amazon recommendations - Jahsonic - early adopter products

Managed Hosting by NG Communications