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The poetics of palliation : romantic literary therapy, 1790-1850

Author: Brittany Pladek
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019.
Series: Romantic reconfigurations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Poetics of Palliation argues that Romanticism developed richer literary therapies than its contemporary reception remembers. By reading Romantic writers against Georgian medical ethics, Poetics recovers their models of literature as comfort and sustenance, challenging a health humanities tradition that sees literary therapy primarily as cure.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brittany Pladek
ISBN: 9781786942838 1786942836
OCLC Number: 1109725236
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 279 pages)
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1 Therapeutic Holism: The Persistence of Metaphor2 From John Stuart Mill to the Medical Humanities3 'Soothing Thoughts': William Wordsworth and the Poetry of Relief4 Palliating Humanity in The Last Man5 John Keats's 'Sickness Not Ignoble'6 Thomas Lovell Beddoes's 'Fictitious Condition'Works CitedIndex
Series Title: Romantic reconfigurations.
Responsibility: Brittany Pladek.

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