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Decadent Genealogies : The Rhetoric of Sickness from Baudelaire to D'Annunzio / Barbara Spackman.

Author/Creator:
Spackman, Barbara, author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
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Subjects:
Decadence (Literary movement).
Decadence in literature.
Mental illness in literature.
Language:
In English.
Summary:
Barbara Spackman here examines the ways in which decadent writers adopted the language of physiological illness and alteration as a figure for psychic otherness. By means of an ideological and rhetorical analysis of scientific as well as literary texts, she shows how the rhetoric of sickness provided the male decadent writer with an alibi for the occupation and appropriation of the female body.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
[1] The Island of Normalcy
[2] The Scene of Convalescence
[3] The Shadow of Lombroso
[4] Pandora's Box
Afterword Alibis
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Sep 2018)
ISBN:
1-5017-2330-8
OCLC:
1028953144
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501723308 doi