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Cover of: The Show of Violence | Fredric Wertham
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In our dreams and fantasies, we are all murderers, leveling whole cities with our unconscious hates and fears. Most of us are content merely to dream. But in some, their dreams lunge out into nightmarish reality: mothers kill their own children; shy, gentle boys become mass murderers; old men lash out in violence. What is it that pushes them beyond fantasies into brutal violence? What are the mental states which lead to murder? How does the mind of the murderer differ from that of a normal person? How does society contribute to murder? Can a murderer be completely sane?

These are just a few of the urgent questions which Fredric Wertham, author of Dark Legend, discusses in The Show of Violence.

5 editions First published in 1949

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Cover of: The show of violence.
The show of violence.
1969, Greenwood Press
in English
Cover of: The Show of Violence
The Show of Violence
1967, Bantam Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Show of Violence
The Show of Violence
1949, Doubleday
Hardcover in English - 1st edition
Cover of: The show of violence.
The show of violence.
1949, Doubleday
in English - [1st ed.]
Cover of: The show of violence.
The show of violence.
1949, Doubleday
in English - [1st ed.]

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