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Medicine and narration in the eighteenth century

Author: Sophie Vasset
Publisher: Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, [2013] ©2013
Series: SVEC, 2013:04.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title provides an analysis of how literary fiction borrowed narratorial devices from medical texts and vice-versa.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Vasset
ISBN: 9780729410656 072941065X
OCLC Number: 832604821
Description: vii, 260 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : questions of narration in eighteenth-century medicine and literature / Sophie Vasset --
From medical case to narrative fiction : Diderot's La religieuse / Alexandre Wenger --
How to relate a medical case : the controversy about John Ranby's Narrative of the last illness of the earl of Oxford (1745) / Sophie Vasset --
Writing to fellow physicians : literary genres and medical questions in Louis Odier's (1748-1817) correspondence / Philip Rieder --
'Not the meanest part of my works and experience' : Dr. George Cheyne's correspondence with Samuel Richardson / David Shuttleton --
Clementina's disease and polyphonic narration in Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison (1754) / Hélène Dachez and Sophie Vasset --
Melancholy vaporised : self-narration and counter-diagnosis in Rousseau's work / Rudy Le Menthéour --
Textually transmitted diseases : smallpox inoculation in French literary and medical works / Catriona Seth --
Smollett and the novel of irritability / Gavin Budge --
The healing power of words : medicine and literature in Bernard Mandeville's Treatise of the hypochondriack and hysterick diseases / Sylvie Kleiman-Lafon --
Oculist narratives in late-eighteenth-century Germany : from cataract surgery to political conspiracy in Jean Paul's Hesperus / Helge Jordheim --
'Le poète raconte et ne discute pas' : poetic and medical codes in Jean-François Sacombe's obstetric epic, La Luciniade (1792-1815) / Hugues Marchal.
Series Title: SVEC, 2013:04.
Responsibility: edited by Sophie Vasset.

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This title provides an analysis of how literary fiction borrowed narratorial devices from medical texts and vice-versa.

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