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The Virago Book Of Twins And Doubles

An Autobiographical Anthology
  • Author
    • Penelope Farmer
  • Editor
    • Penelope Farmer
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Penelope Farmer, a twin herself, bravely and beautifully uses her own story to introduce and define a collection from over 250 authors. She draws on popular myth, poetry, fiction, psychology and science in her look at the fascination, envy and horror which the freak coupledom inspires, and at the crisis of separation and death, and the love and hate that binds two souls.

'A celebration of twinship and duality...this anthology remains both valuable and enjoyable' THE LANCET
  • Published: Dec 03 1998
  • Pages: 576
  • 198 x 126mm
  • ISBN: 9781860492716
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Press Reviews

    Brilliant ... Farmer has invented an entirely fresh literary form
    Fascinating ... the whole is seasoned with extraordinary quotations of all kinds, alarming, amusing, cautionary and poignant
    Riveting reading ... a fascinating anthology
    There is a surfeit of literary anthologies these days, often put together for no better reason than quick sales around Christmas. This one is different, assembled in an urgent spirit of enquiry. It draws on some fascinating and unfamiliar sources, and ra