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Becoming Insomniac

How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity

Authors: Scrivner, L.

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A study of the history of modern insomnia, this book explores how poets, journalists, and doctors of the Victorian period found themselves in near-universal agreement that modernity and sleep were somehow incompatible. It investigates how psychologists, philosophers and literary artists worked to articulate its causes, and its potential cures.

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Lee Scrivner has taught English and the Humanities at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA; The University of London, Birkbeck, UK; and at Bo?aziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. He currently resides in Colombia with his wife and three sons.

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"...richly detailed and thorough in its research, Becoming Insomniac will no doubt prove a piquant counterpoint and complement to works such as Anson Rabinbach's The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue and the Origins of Modernity (1990). Certainly, Scrivner has produced a novel and engaging study. Through uniting psychological, philosophical and literary perspectives, his history occupies a singular interdisciplinary nexus, offering much to the evaluation of insomnia as it was perceived in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and indeed in the Internet age." - Eleanor Dobson, Cultural History


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook £17.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Becoming Insomniac
Book Subtitle
How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26874-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137268747
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26873-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44359-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 257
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