The Body in Swift and Defoe
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BeschreibungCarol Flynn's challenging approach reviews the cost of being human, the 'expense' of material as opposed to spiritual life in eighteenth-century society, as it is revealed in its literature.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction: literary remains: the body as matter for text; 1. Dull organs: the matter of the body in the plague year; 2. The burthen in the belly; 3. Consuming desires: Defoe's sexual systems; 4. Flesh and blood: Swift's sexual strategies; 5. The ladies: d--ned, insolent, proud, unmannerly sluts; 6. Chains of consumption: the bodies of the poor; 7. Consumptive fictions: cannibalism in Defoe and Swift; Afterword: ... suppose me dead; and then suppose ...; Notes.
Pressestimmen"...Flynn is at her very best as cultural and literary critic: she enters eighteenth-century conflicts and shows us how they provide a social context for a wide body of literary and cultural texts." Carol Barash, Eighteenth-Century Studies
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Astrophysics'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten