Making Waste : Leftovers and the Eighteenth-Century Imagination.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (206 p.)ISBN: 9781400832125 (electronic bk.); 1400832128 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Waste (Economics) in literature | Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Refuse and refuse disposal in literature | Consumption (Economics) in literature | Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th centuryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 820.9355309033 LOC classification: PR448.W37G44 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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.
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