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Boredom The Literary History of a State of Mind

ISBN-10: 0226768546

ISBN-13: 9780226768540

Edition: 1996 (Reprint)

Authors: Patricia Meyer Spacks

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Patricia Meyer Spacks is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of Virginia.

Acknowledgments
Reading, Writing, and Boredom
Vacuity, Satiety, and the Active Life: Eighteenth-Century Men
The Consciousness of the Dull: Eighteenth-Century Women, Boredom, and Narrative
"Self is a Tiresome Subject": Personal Records of Eighteenth-Century Women Interlude: The Problem of the Interesting
"A Dull Book is Easily Renounced": How the Interesting Turns Boring
The Normalization of Boredom: Nineteenth-Century Women and Their Fictions
Society and Its Discontents: Cultural Contexts of Nineteenth-Century Boredom
The Ethics of Boredom: Modernism and Questions of Value
Cultural Miasma: Postmodern Enlargements of Boredom