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Introduction: The Toxic Imagination

Jonathan Strauss

in Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Beginning with a description of the 1786 emptying of the Saints-Innocents cemetery in the heart of Paris and the morbidly baroque spectacle it produced, this chapter outlines the steps taken to ... More


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