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Romanticism, medicine, and the poet's body

Author: James Robert Allard
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Series: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
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James Allard's book restores the physical body to its proper place in Romantic studies by exploring the status of the human body during the stunning historical moment that witnessed the emergence of Romantic literature alongside the professionalization of medical practice. His central subject is the Poet-Physician, a hybrid figure in the works of the medically trained Keats, Thelwall, and Beddoes, who embodies the  Read more...
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Allard, James Robert.
Romanticism, medicine, and the poet's body.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(DLC) 2007013885
(OCoLC)122526704
Named Person: John Keats; John Thelwall; Thomas Lovell Beddoes; Thomas Lovell Beddoes; John Keats; John Thelwall
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Robert Allard
ISBN: 9780754686866 0754686868
OCLC Number: 341769615
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 166 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Body conscious : vitalities, corporealities, and the anatomies of Romantic medicine --
Flesh and blood : Wordsworth, Baillie, and the Romantic body --
Great vital organs: Thelwall's The peripatetic, radical materialism, and the body politic --
Shap'd and palpable : Keats and the poet's body --
The body's laws : flesh, souls, and transgression in Beddoes's Death's jest-book --
Apollo's poets.
Series Title: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Responsibility: James Robert Allard.
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