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This book offers the first sustained examination of fatness in the early modern period. Using readings of such major figures as Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton, this book considers alternative ways that fat was constructed before the introduction of the modern pathologized category of 'obesity'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230601239
ISBN-10: 0230601235
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 249
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elena Levy-Navarro

Elena Levy-Navarro is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.