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Melancholy of Anatomy, the (2002) [Collection]
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Here is the body turned inside out, its members set free, its humors released upon the world. Hearts bigger than planets devour light and warp the space around them; the city of London has a menstrual flow that gushes through its underground pipes; gobs of phlegm cement friendships and sexual relationships; and a floating fetus larger than a human becomes the new town pastor. In this debut story collection, Shelley Jackson rewrites our private passages, and translates the dumb show of the body into prose as gorgeous as it is unhygienic.


  • Heart
  • Egg
  • Sperm
  • Foetus
  • Cancer
  • Nerve
  • Dildo
  • Phlegm
  • Hair
  • Sleep
  • Blood
  • Milk
  • Fat

Original title: The Melancholy of Anatomy
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

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Melancholy of Anatomy, the (2002)
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Language: English

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Melancholy of Anatomy, the (2002)

ISBN: 038572120X

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