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The Resource Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature, Jeremy Davies

Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature, Jeremy Davies

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Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature
Title
Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Davies
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Language
eng
Summary
"When writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries explored the implications of organic and emotional sensitivity, the pain of the body gave rise to unsettling but irresistible questions. Urged on by some of their most deeply felt preoccupations -- and in the case of figures like Coleridge and P. B. Shelley, by their own experiences of chronic pain -- many writers found themselves drawn to the imaginative scrutiny of bodies in extremis. Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature reveals the significance of physical hurt for the poetry, philosophy, and medicine of the Romantic period. This study looks back to eighteenth-century medical controversies that made pain central to discussions about the nature of life, and forward to the birth of surgical anaesthesia in 1846. It examines why Jeremy Bentham wrote in defence of torture, and how pain sparked the imagination of thinkers from Adam Smith to the Marquis de Sade. Jeremy Davies brings to bear on Romantic studies the fascinating recent work in the medical humanities that offers a fresh understanding of bodily hurt, and shows how pain could prompt new ways of thinking about politics, ethics, and identity"--
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Davies, Jeremy
Dewey number
809/.93353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.P25
LC item number
D38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Studies in Romanticism
Series volume
19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pain in literature
  • English literature
  • Romanticism
  • Literature and medicine
  • Human body in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • English literature
  • Human body
  • Literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Pain
  • Romanticism
  • Great Britain
Label
Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature, Jeremy Davies
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
842364648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780415842914
Lccn
2013035115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)842364648
Label
Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature, Jeremy Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
842364648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780415842914
Lccn
2013035115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)842364648

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