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- DescriptionReading Eating Disorders uses literary texts as a key to open the door of American culture. Novels and poems on disordered eating reveal America's bulimic relationship to food and the tendency to punish individuals - particularly women and the poor - for t being slender. These texts partake of the confessional ethos in American public culture - the need to testify to and hear about intimate physical details. Tracing the history of eating disorders and Western culture's idealization of thinness with reference to canical literary works such as Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market (1859) and Samuel Richardson's Clarissa (1747-8), the author illustrates arexia, bulimia, and the binge-eating disorder using contemporary accounts of these disorders. A cultural studies approach to literature is taken to describe how writings on eating disorders reveal the political and ecomic world out of which they are written.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Greta Olson is a guest professor at Bonn University and a research fellow at Freiburg University. She has published work in philosophy, narratology, eighteenth-century novel, and the body as monster in writings by American women.
- Author(s)Greta Olson
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication01/04/2003
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleNeue Studien zur Anglistik und Amerikanistik
- Series Part/Volume Number87
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Weight410 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
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