Robert A. Erickson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 1997)
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within the movement of the center and Blood (1653), William Harvey had set forth the medical version of a phallic, generative organ pumping blood via a feminized physique; in Paradise misplaced, it truly is during the protracted rape and violation of Eve's middle that the autumn of guy happens; approximately a century later Samuel Richardson's Clarissa may current a no much less forceful yet way more feminist and heroic narrative of the heart's strength. studying those other—and usually English-literary, clinical, non secular, and philosophical texts, Erickson uncovers ruling clusters of metaphors: one associating the center with language, writing, and notion, the opposite with intercourse, ardour, and gender. Charting the strain among the 2, he deals an excellent new analyzing of 1 of the imperative symbols in Western tradition.