Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction

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Scent is both an essential and seemingly impossible-to-recover aspect of material culture. Scent is one of our strongest ties to memory, yet to remember a smell without external stimuli is almost impossible for most people. Moreover, human beings’ (specifically Western humans) ability to smell has been diminished through a process of increased emphasis on odor-removal, hygienic practices that emphasize de-odorization (rather than the covering of one odor by another).While… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Bucknell University Press (June 27, 2016)

Collection: Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650–1850

Format: EPUB

Page count: 196 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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