By Allan Ingram,Leigh Wetherall Dickson
This assortment examines diverse facets of attitudes in the direction of ailment and loss of life in writing of the lengthy eighteenth century. Taking 3 stipulations as examples – ennui, sexual illnesses and infectious ailments – in addition to loss of life itself, participants discover the ways that writing of the interval put them inside a borderland among fashionability and unfashionability, bearing on them to present social models and trends.
These essays additionally examine ways that ailments have been formed into bearing cultural, ethical, non secular or even political that means. Works of literature are used as facts, but in addition scientific writings, own correspondence and diaries. ailments or stipulations topic to scrutiny contain syphilis, male impotence, plague, smallpox and intake. demise, eventually, is checked out either by way of writers developing meanings inside dying and of the fashioning of posthumous reputation.
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Disease and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Fashioning the Unfashionable (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine) by Allan Ingram,Leigh Wetherall Dickson