Soyoung Choi Choi itibaren Uzdenoba, Azerbaycan
I took a graduate level course on hysteria in literature in college. I read Freud and Breuer and feminist theory and novels and poetry and I still didn't have a grasp of what hysteria meant until I read this small 80 page book. Since Hippocrates the definition of hysteria has been the subject of debate but this author makes a grounded argument that hysteria on the individual level in whatever modern psychological term we call it today or mass hysteria in whichever of the various forms we see it in modern life is essentially rebellion. After reading this book I'll definitely continue learning about the history of hysteria for what it has to show about the oppression of women and homosexuals and to learn more about the nature of psychology, as hysteria was the neurosis modern western psychology was founded on. Also, this book is not anywhere near as challenging as the other one I've read in the series, Guilt.
I thought this was a very good read.
I like the basic storyline of this book, but it doesn't flow as well as I would like. It definitely was left open at the end so I am sure there are more books in the works. Hopefully the next will be a little better.
I am just reviewing this with one star to fight the tide of mindless Mormons who voted this and the Book of Mormon into the 'Best Books Ever' list. Let's keep this website free of 150 year old cult religions with racist foundations.
Julia Quinn is another Regency romance author you might enjoy. It’s in His Kiss is a blend of romance, mystery and intrigue filled with richly-drawn characters.