Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self  

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Leslie Fiedler's Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self (1978) explored the value of differentness of "freaks" to "normal" people, lamenting medical treatment for reducing the number of picturesquely different people around.



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