City of Health, Fields of Disease: Revolutions in the Poetry, Medicine, and Philosophy of Romanticism

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Ashgate, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 202 pages
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The title chosen by the author is derived from the distinction Socrates makes between his ideal society and the insalubrious regions to which he banishes the mimetic poets. The notion of health only occurs as a singularity. Diseases are plural. Why did Socrates use the polarity of health and disease so forcefully?

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Martin Wallen is professor of English at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of "Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner": An Experimental Edition of Texts" "and" "Revisions" and "City of Health, Fields of Disease: Revolution in the Poetry, Medicine, and Philosophy of Romanticism.

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