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Privacy : concealing the eighteenth-century self

Author: Patricia Meyer Spacks
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
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"In Privacy, Patricia Meyer Spacks explores eighteenth-century concerns about privacy and the strategies people developed to avoid public scrutiny and social pressure. She examines, for instance, the way people hid behind common rules of etiquette to mask their innermost feelings and how, in fact, people were taught to employ such devices. She considers the erotic overtones that privacy aroused because it might  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Meyer Spacks
ISBN: 0226768600 9780226768601
OCLC Number: 51003909
Description: vii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Privacies --
Privacies of reading --
The performance of sensibility --
Privacy, dissimulation, and propriety --
Private conversations --
Exposures : sex, privacy, and sensibility --
Trivial pursuits --
Privacy as enablement.
Responsibility: Patricia Meyer Spacks.
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Exploring eighteenth century concerns about privacy, this examination of scrutiny and social pressure looks at diaries, autobiographies, poems and works of pornography in order to show the  Read more...

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This is a good and informative book. --Frank Kermode "London Review of Books ""

 
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