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The secret wound : love-melancholy and early modern romance

Author: Marion A Wells
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
Series: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a new reading of early modern romance in the light of historically contemporary accounts of mind, and specifically the medical tradition of love-melancholy.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wells, Marion A.
Secret wound.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607749624
Online version:
Wells, Marion A.
Secret wound.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608319221
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion A Wells
ISBN: 0804750467 9780804750462
OCLC Number: 62593564
Description: x, 368 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Love-melancholy and early modern romance --
From Amor hereos to love-melancholy: a medico-literary history --
"Vulnus caecum": the secret wound of love-melancholy --
"Solvite me": epic, romance, and the poetics of melancholy in Orlando Furioso --"Il primo error": love-melancholy in Gerusalemme Liberata --
Rewriting romance: Arthur's "secret wound" and the "lamentable lay" of elegy --
"The love-sicke hart": female love-melancholy and the romance quest --
Conclusion: La Belle Dame Sans Merci: romance and the dream of "language strange."
Series Title: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Responsibility: Marion A. Wells.
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