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The Age of Hypochondria

Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness

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  • George C. Grinnell

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Introduction

Examining the ways in which hypochondria forms both a malady and a metaphor for a range of British Romantic writers, Grinnell contends that this is not one illness amongst many, but a disorder of the very ability to distinguish between illness and health, a malady of interpretation that mediates a broad spectrum of pressing cultural questions.

Keywords

anatomy Coleridge health Percy Bysshe Shelley Romanticism Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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