Wonderlands in Flesh and Blood

Gender, the body, its boundaries and their transgression in Clive Barker's "Imajica"

A book by Christian Daumann available in English and German

 

Wonderlands in Flesh and Blood - Clive Barkers Imajica
Wonderlands in Flesh and Blood

The works of British writer, director, painter and producer Clive Barker have become increasingly multifaceted. Despite this, there is virtually no other motif that shapes Barker’s Œuvre more than the body and corporeality. This book analyses the portrayal of the body in Clive Barker’s fantastique novel Imajica and selected works, with a strong focus on gender categories, the body’s boundaries and its transgressions. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wonderlands in Flesh and Blood
Gender, the body, its boundaries and their transgression in Clive Barker's "Imajica"
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Reviews

The success of this analysis is that it sends us more urgently back to Clive's original text – we'll be re-reading it with Daumann’s insightful and provocative thoughts in mind.
Phil and Sarah Stokes, Revelations: The Official Clive Barker Resource

 


Wonderlands in Flesh and Blood is a fascinating read, full of insights. Daumann has certainly done his homework and delves not just into Imajica, but into some of Clive Barker’s other works to find connections and parallels, as well as new levels of meaning.

Paul Kane, author of The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy

 

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