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Decadent Genealogies: The Rhetoric of Sickness from Baudelaire to D'Annunzio

by Barbara Spackman

Barbara Spackman here examines the ways in which decadent writers adopted the language of physiological illness and alteration as a figure for psychic otherness. By means of an ideological and rhetorical analysis of scientific as well as literary texts, she shows how the rhetoric of sickness provided the male decadent writer with an alibi for the occupation and appropriation of the female body....

Genre: Fiction, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, Gay & Lesbian, Literary Criticism
Size: 232 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

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