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Plain ugly : the unattractive body in early modern culture

Author: Naomi Baker
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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This book examines the depiction of physically ugly characters in a striking range of early modern literary and visual texts, offering fascinating insights into the ways in which ugliness and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Baker
ISBN: 9780719068744 0719068746
OCLC Number: 609541114
Description: viii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : ugly subjects in early modern England --
Theorising ugliness --
'Charactered in my brow' : deciphering ugly faces --
Opening the Silenus : gendering the ugly subject --
'Sight of her is a vomit' : abject bodies and Burton's The anatomy of melancholy --
'To make love to a deformity' : praising ugliness --
Sacrificing beauty : defeatured women.
Responsibility: Naomi Baker.

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A valuable compendium of cultural references' Review of English Studies, vol 62 no 257 'Baker probes beneath the surface to excavate the deeper cultural concerns undergirding aesthetic anxieties. Read more...

 
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