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Eros and Illness

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674659711

Publication Date: 02/27/2017


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones


  • Introduction: What Is Eros?
  • I. The Contraries
    • 1. The Ambush: An Erotics of Illness
    • 2. Unforgetting Asklepios: Medical Eros and Its Lineage
    • 3. Not-Knowing: Medicine in the Dark
  • II. The Stories
    • 4. Varieties of Erotic Experience: Five Illness Narratives
    • 5. Eros Modigliani: Assenting to Life
    • 6. The Infinite Faces of Pain: Eros and Ethics
  • III. The Dilemmas
    • 7. Black Swan Syndrome: Probable Improbabilities
    • 8. Light as Environment: How Not to Love Nature
    • 9. The Spark of Life: Appearances / Disappearances
  • Conclusion: Altered States
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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