Gee, Sophie.

Making Waste : Leftovers and the Eighteenth-Century Imagination. - Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010. - 1 online resource (206 p.) - JSTOR eBooks .

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Why was eighteenth-century English culture so fascinated with the things its society discarded? Why did Restoration and Augustan writers such as Milton, Dryden, Swift, and Pope describe, catalog, and memorialize the waste matter that their social and political worlds wanted to get rid of--from the theological dregs in Paradise Lost to the excrements in "The Lady's Dressing Room" and the corpses of A Journal of the Plague Year? In Making Waste, the first book about refuse and its place in Enlightenment literature and culture, Sophie Gee examines the meaning of waste at the moment when.

9781400832125 (electronic bk.) 1400832128 (electronic bk.)

22573/ctttdtp JSTOR


English literature--History and criticism.--18th century
Waste (Economics) in literature.
Literature and society--History--Great Britain--18th century.
Refuse and refuse disposal in literature.
Consumption (Economics) in literature.


Great Britain--Civilization--18th century.

PR448.W37G44 2010

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