Twinkind : the singular significance of twins William Viney


Throughout history and up to the present days, twins have aroused fascination and evoked the most different attitudes towards them. In this richly illustrated book, the author and researcher William Viney not only describes the many myths surrounding twins but also considers how the twin phenomenon is dealt with in literature, theatre, film and arts. He also takes a look at scientific and anthropological twin studies, especially regarding psychological and developmental aspects. With examples taken from different times and cultures he explores the most diverse facets and takes the reader into a global exploration of the subject.

For this reason, but also because of the marvellous and artistic illustrations, I recommend this book to all those who would like to take a broader look at the phenomenon of twins as well as to those who are twins themselves.

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