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Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought: The Body in Swift and Defoe Series Number 5 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought: The Body in Swift and Defoe Series Number 5 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought: The Body in Swift and Defoe Series Number 5 (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 27/07/1990
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This original book takes a new look at problems surrounding the physical, material nature of the human body, in particular as represented in the works of Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe. It examines the role that literary invention (with its rhetorical and linguistic strategies) plays in expressing and exploring the problems of physicality, and deals with issues such as sexuality, cannibalism, scatology and the fear of contagion. Swift and Defoe are seen as writers confronting the essentially modern problem of what it is to be human in a rapidly developing consumer economy, where individual bodies, beset by poverty and disease, are felt to be threatened by the enveloping masses of urban crowds. In an eclectic synthesis of recent approaches, Carol Flynn works into her study the insights provided by biographical and psychoanalytic criticism, Marxism and social history, studies of eighteenth-century philosophy, and feminist readings. Her challenging approach reviews the cost of being human, the 'expense' of material as opposed to spiritual life in eighteenth-century society, as it is revealed in its literature.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521382687
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm

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