A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis - David M. Friedman (2003)
ISBN 9780142002599
Genre History, Herstory
Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)
Publication Date 1/28/2003
Format Paperback (206 x 127 mm)
Language English
Plot
Setting out to "make intellectual and emotional sense of a man's relationship with his defining organ," David Friedman moves from highbrow to lowbrow in this lighthearted but substantive cultural history. Successively viewed as a life source, a symbol of a sacred covenant with God, an emblem of shame, an instrument of domination, a mere prop for the pharmaceutical companies, and finally, as simply a means of penetration-the penis has always been at the core of Western man's (and woman's) cultural evolution. With such luminaries as Leonardo da Vinci, Sigmund Freud, Walt Whitman, and Norman Mailer marking their territory on the subject, A Mind of Its Own is an intelligent and often hilarious account of man's complicated bond with his closest friend.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 1520
Rating 0
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Product Details
Dewey 573.656
Cover Price $16.00
No. of Pages 376