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The medieval wild men were imaginary creatures whose nude human bodies were totally overgrown with hair. With a rare combination of scholarship and humor, Richard Bernheimer discusses these bizarre creatures and their literary, artistic, and emotional significance in the Middle Ages. Dwarfs, giants, satyrs, demons of death and of the storm, noble savages, woodland lovers, insane men, or desperadoes—here they are, for the first time, with all that they suggest about the subconscious mind of the Middle Ages.