Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination(2011)
Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote
A non fiction book by Thomas Fahy
This book examines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900-1950. During this period, the freak show shifted from a highly popular and profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one. But why? And how does this response reflect larger social changes in the United States at the time? Fahy examines this change and how artists responded.
Used availability for Thomas Fahy's Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination
October 2006 : USA Hardback
September 2011 : UK Paperback