The Poetics of Spice: Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic

The Poetics of Spice: Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic

by Timothy Morton, Morton Timothy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521026660

ISBN-13: 9780521026666

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Timothy Morton explores the significance of spice, and the spice trade, in Romantic literature, shedding new light on the impact of a growing consumer culture and capitalist ideology on writers of the period. The Poetics of Spice includes discussion of a wide range of related topics—exoticism, orientalism, colonialism, the slave trade, race and gender

Overview

Timothy Morton explores the significance of spice, and the spice trade, in Romantic literature, shedding new light on the impact of a growing consumer culture and capitalist ideology on writers of the period. The Poetics of Spice includes discussion of a wide range of related topics—exoticism, orientalism, colonialism, the slave trade, race and gender issues, and, above all, capitalism. The book surveys literary, political, medical, travel, trade and philosophical texts, and includes new readings of Milton, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith and Southey among many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521026666
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series, #42
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The confection of spice: historical and theoretical considerations; 2. Trade winds; 3. Place settings; 4. Blood sugar; 5. Sound and scents: further investigations of space; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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