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Becoming Insomniac : How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity, Hardback Book

Becoming Insomniac : How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity Hardback


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
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781137268730

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