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Fiction Without Humanity

Drawing on the estranging perspectives of nonhuman creatures and inanimate things in riddles, fables, novels, scientific treatises, and trompe l'oeil and still-life painting, Fiction Without Humanity offers a literary history of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century efforts to define the human.

Fiction Without Humanity
Person, Animal, Thing in Early Enlightenment Literature and Culture

Lynn Festa

2019 | 364 pages | Cloth $69.95 | Paper $28.95
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. Bird's-Eye View
Chapter 2. Lousy Bodies
Chapter 3. Anthropomorphic Things
Chapter 4. Flea, Fly, Fable
Chapter 5. Crusoe's Island of Misfit Things
Coda

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments


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Introduction
Chapter 1. Bird's-Eye View
Chapter 2. Lousy Bodies
Chapter 3. Anthropomorphic Things
Chapter 4. Flea, Fly, Fable
Chapter 5. Crusoe's Island of Misfit Things
Coda

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments

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