Spectacle Of Twins In American Literature And Popular Culture (eBook)
de Karen Dillon
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The cultural fantasy of twins imagines them as physically and behaviorally identical. Media portrayals consistently offer the spectacle of twins who share an insular closeness and perform a supposed alikeness-standing side by side, speaking and acting in unison. Treating twinship as a cultural phenomenon, this first comprehensive study of twins in American literature and popular culture examines the historical narrative-within the discourses of experimentation, aberrance and eugenics-and how it has shaped their representations in the 20th and 21st centuries.