Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination

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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 ...

Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination 2009, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295988962

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Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination 2009, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295988955

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