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Febris Erotica

Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination

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Febris Erotica by Valeria Sobol
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The destructive power of obsessive love was a defining subject of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature. In Febris Erotica, Sobol argues that Russian writers were deeply preoccupied with the nature of romantic relationships and were persistent in their use of lovesickness not simply as a traditional theme but as a way to address pressing philosophical, ethical, and ideological concerns through a recognizable literary trope. Sobol examines stereotypes about the damaging effects of romantic love and offers a short history of the topos of lovesickness in Western literature and medicine. Read an interview with the author: http://www.rorotoko.com/index.php/article/valeria_sobol_interview_febris_erotica_lovesickness_russian_literary_imagin/

Author Biography

Valeria Sobol is associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Illinois.
Release date Australia
May 25th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 illus.
Imprint
University of Washington Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
3895x5830x23
ISBN-13
9780295988962
Product ID
3035952

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