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Consumption and Literature

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 243 Seiten
This book seeks to explain how consumption - a horrible disease - came to be the glamorous and artistic Romantic malady. It tries ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This book seeks to explain how consumption - a horrible disease - came to be the glamorous and artistic Romantic malady. It tries to explain the disparity between literary myth and bodily reality, by examining literature and medicine from the Renaissance to the late Victorian period, covering a wide range of authors and characters.

Autorentext

CLARK LAWLOR is Reader in English at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He has edited (with Akihito Suzuki) Sciences of Body and Mind in Literature and Science, 1660-1834 (Pickering and Chatto, 2003), and has written many scholarly articles on literature, science and medicine.



Inhalt

Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: RENAISSANCE Consumption and Love Melancholy: The Renaissance Tradition The 'Golden Disease': Early Modern Religious Consumptions PART II: ENLIGHTENMENT 'The genteel, linear, consumptive make': the Disease of Sensibility and the Sentimental 'A consuming malady and a consuming mistress': Consumptive Masculinity and Sensibility PART III: ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN Wasting Poets 'Seeming delicately slim': Consumed and Consuming Women Meeting Keats in Heaven: David Gray and the Romantic Legacy Conclusion: Germ Theory and After Bibliography Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Consumption and Literature
Untertitel: The Making of the Romantic Disease
Autor:
EAN: 9781349286119
ISBN: 978-1-349-28611-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 243
Gewicht: 0g
Größe: H216mm x B216mm x T140mm
Jahr: 2007
Auflage: 1st ed. 2007