The Language of the Heart, 1600-1750

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 29, 1997 - Literary Collections - 273 pages

The Language of the Heart presents a study of images less concerned with the tally of external figures of nature than with the construction of human physiology—and human nature itself. It is at once a work of rigorous historicist examination and a book of immense relevance to modern readers living in a new "cardiocentric" age.



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Robert A. Erickson is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Mother Midnight: Birth, Sex, and Fate in Eighteenth-Century Fiction.

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