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The secret wound : love-melancholy and early modern romance / Marion A. Wells.
- Wells, Marion A.
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Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
x, 368 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Love-melancholy and early modern romance -- From Amor hereos to love-melancholy: a medico-literary history -- "Vulnus caecum": the secret wound of love-melancholy -- "Solvite me": epic, romance, and the poetics of melancholy in Orlando Furioso --"Il primo error": love-melancholy in Gerusalemme Liberata -- Rewriting romance: Arthur's "secret wound" and the "lamentable lay" of elegy -- "The love-sicke hart": female love-melancholy and the romance quest -- Conclusion: La Belle Dame Sans Merci: romance and the dream of "language strange".
Includes bibliographical references (p. -351) and index.