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The Witch and the Clown: Two Archetypes of Human Sexuality
The Ulanovs examine the images of the witch and the clown not only as mere literary, anthropological, or historical themes, but as determining much of the complexity of human sexual life. The common notions of male sexuality based upon strength and aggression, and female sexuality upon weakness and submission are thoroughly undone in this analysis.
Paperback, 337 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by Chiron Publications
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Next time someone makes you laugh so hard you almost pee your pants wonder about the jester's dark nature. There's probably some pain there if they are really good at the clowning. I totally identified with the second half of this book. If you like this book I recommend seeing Fellini's Night's of Cabiriaone of the saddest clown movies I have ever seen. Also see La StradaRead this book. Watch Night's of Cabiria. Watch La Strada, also with the brilliant Giulietta Masina. I always wondered why the ...more