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The Resource Idioms of distress : psychosomatic disorders in medical and imaginative literature, by Lilian R. Furst

Idioms of distress : psychosomatic disorders in medical and imaginative literature, by Lilian R. Furst

Label
Idioms of distress : psychosomatic disorders in medical and imaginative literature
Title
Idioms of distress
Title remainder
psychosomatic disorders in medical and imaginative literature
Statement of responsibility
by Lilian R. Furst
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This interdisciplinary study examines the enigmatic category of psychosomatic disorders as articulated in medical writings and represented in literary works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Six key works are analyzed: Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Emile Zola's Therese Raquin, Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, Brian O'Doherty's The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P., and Pat Barker's Regeneration. Each is a case study in detection as the hidden sources of bodily ills are uncovered in intra- or interpersonal conflicts such as guilt, family tensions, and marital discord. The book fosters a better understanding of these puzzling disorders by revealing how they function simultaneously as masks and as manifestations of inner suffering."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furst, Lilian R
Dewey number
616.08
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
RC49
LC item number
.F87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, Psychosomatic
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Imagination in literature
  • Diseases in literature
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Medicine in Literature
Label
Idioms of distress : psychosomatic disorders in medical and imaginative literature, by Lilian R. Furst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Speaking through the Body -- Swings of the Historical Pendulum -- The Mysterious Leap -- Literary Patients -- Metaphors of Distress -- "A Strange Sympathy betwixt Soul and Body": Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850) -- Nerves: At the Interstices of Physiology and Psychology: Emile Zola, Therese Raquin (1867) -- "A Sick Spot on the Body of our Family": Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks (1900) -- "Legs Turned to Butter": Arthur Miller, Broken Glass (1994) -- Substance and Shadow: Brian O'Doherty, The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P (1992) -- Shell Shock: Pat Barker, Regeneration (1991) -- Outing the Distress
Control code
48871423
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9780791455579
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Idioms of distress : psychosomatic disorders in medical and imaginative literature, by Lilian R. Furst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Speaking through the Body -- Swings of the Historical Pendulum -- The Mysterious Leap -- Literary Patients -- Metaphors of Distress -- "A Strange Sympathy betwixt Soul and Body": Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850) -- Nerves: At the Interstices of Physiology and Psychology: Emile Zola, Therese Raquin (1867) -- "A Sick Spot on the Body of our Family": Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks (1900) -- "Legs Turned to Butter": Arthur Miller, Broken Glass (1994) -- Substance and Shadow: Brian O'Doherty, The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P (1992) -- Shell Shock: Pat Barker, Regeneration (1991) -- Outing the Distress
Control code
48871423
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9780791455579
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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