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Preexisting conditions, recounting the plague, Samuel Weber

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Preexisting conditions, recounting the plague, Samuel Weber
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Preexisting conditions
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Oclc number
1338838701
Responsibility statement
Samuel Weber
Sub title
recounting the plague
Summary
"Plagues and pandemics confront societies with something they often seek to deny, namely that mortality and vulnerability is not just an individual concern. The narratives examined in this book both confirm the desire to avoid this recognition as well as the different ways it asserts itself nevertheless"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Preface: The end of the world as we knew it -- Introduction: The local and the general -- Monotheological antecedents : life against the living : (Genesis, Exodus) -- Polytheistic antecedents : the plague as stasis (Thucydides) -- Storytelling as friction (Boccaccio, The decameron) -- The Lutheran response : the neighbor (Luther, "Should a Christian flee the plague?") -- "Out of all measures" (Defoe, A journal of the plague year) -- Tragedy as Trauerspiel (Kleist, The tragedy of Robert Guiscard, Duke of the Normans) -- Preexisting conditions (Artaud, "The theater and the plague") -- Confinement (Camus, The plague) -- Living with plagues (Hölderlin, "Remarks on Sophocles' Oedipus")
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