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The Anatomist
The Anatomist
Author: Federico Andahazi, Alberto Manguel (Translator)
A lyrically written, sensual, and extraordinarily enjoyable novel in which a Renaissance anatomist's astonishing discovery forever changes the female erotic universe. — In sixteenth-centruy Venice, celebrated physician Mateo Colombo finds himself behind bars at the behest of the Church authorities. His is a crime of disclosure, heinous and he...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385491334
ISBN-10: 0385491336
Publication Date: 9/14/1999
Pages: 224
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3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
A novel about the history of Anatomy, the Catholic Church, and women's sexuality... infuriating, creepy and poetic.
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The writing is fantastic. Follows in the vein of other South American literature. Witty, sarcastic, humorous and tragic.

Story follows the "discovery" of the clitoris by at 16th century physician in Venice, Mateo Colomo. Details his discovery and its aftermath.


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