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Published: 01 July 2019

288 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786942210

Bookseller Code (06)

Poetics of Palliation

Romantic Literary Therapy, 1790-1850

Birttany Pladek

Liverpool University Press

Romantic Reconfigurations Studies in Literature and Culture 1780 1850

  • Offers a fresh look at the question of how and why literature heals
  • The first book to read Romantic literature in the context of historical medical ethics, drawing on primary research into Georgian and Victorian ethical writings
  • The first book to trace Romanticism's influence on the contemporary health humanities
  • Exciting new perspectives on well-known Romantic writers like William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, and John Keats
  • The first intellectual history of therapeutic holism-the belief that reading literature can make you whole again-from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century