Becoming Insomniac : How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity Hardback
by Lee Scrivner
A study of the history of modern insomnia, this book explores how poets, journalists, and doctors of the Victorian period found themselves in near-universal agreement that modernity and sleep were somehow incompatible.
It investigates how psychologists, philosophers and literary artists worked to articulate its causes, and its potential cures.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 257 pages, X, 257 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 24/09/2014
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781137268730
- Paperback / softback from £21.15