Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination

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Abstract

The destructive power of obsessive love was a defining subject of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature. In Febris Erotica, Sobol argues that Russian writers were deeply preoccupied with the nature of romantic relationships and were persistent in their use of lovesickness not simply as a traditional theme but as a way to address pressing philosophical, ethical, and ideological concerns through a recognizable literary trope. Sobol examines stereotypes about the damaging effects of romantic love and offers a short history of the topos of lovesickness in Western literature and medicine.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationSeattle
PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
Number of pages300
ISBN (Print)9780295988962
StatePublished - 2009

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Medicine
Erotica
Stereotypes
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Russian Writers
History
Romantic Love
Romantic Relationships
Russian Literature
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Sobol, V. (2009). Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Febris Erotica : Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination. / Sobol, Valeria.

Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2009. 300 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Sobol, V 2009, Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination. University of Washington Press, Seattle.
Sobol V. Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009. 300 p.
Sobol, Valeria. / Febris Erotica : Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2009. 300 p.
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