Making waste : leftovers and the eighteenth-century imagination / Sophie Gee.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400832125; 1400832128Subject(s): Waste (Economics) in literature | Refuse and refuse disposal in literature | Consumption (Economics) in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Making waste.DDC classification: 820.9/3553 LOC classification: PR448.W37 | G44 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The invention of the wasteland : civic narrative and Dryden's Annus mirabilis -- Wastelands, Paradise lost, and popular polemic at the restoration -- Milton's chaos in Pope's London : material philosophy and the book trade -- The man on the dump : Swift, Ireland, and the problem of waste -- Holding onto the corpse : fleshly remains in A journal of the plague year.
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.