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Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination: Ruins, Relics, Rarities, Rubbish, Uninhabited Places, and Hidden Treasures

Francesco Orlando

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108088
eISBN:
9780300138214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Translated here into English is a work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbach's Mimesis. The author explores Western literature's obsession with ... More


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Francesco Orlando

in Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination: Ruins, Relics, Rarities, Rubbish, Uninhabited Places, and Hidden Treasures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108088
eISBN:
9780300138214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108088.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter summarizes the scope of the content written and explored upon by this book. It notes the author's compilation of a list of things in its material sense—physical and concrete things ... More


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