Alain Corbin. Macmillan, – France – pages The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination. User Review – Not Available – Book. Title, The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination / Alain Corbin. Author, Corbin, Alain. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images. E-Distribution . In a book whose erudition and originality had a dazzling impact on first publication in France and the UK, Alain Corbin has put the sense of smell on the .

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Article PDF first page preview. Chaoran Yu rated it really liked it Nov 30, C-Line rated it really liked it Oct 14, He conjures up the dominion that the combined forces of smells–from the seductress’s civet to the ubiquitous excremental odors of city cesspools–exercised fhe the lives and deaths of the French in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Exploring with imagination and audacity the changing role of smell in the tne and antagonisms of the modern world, Corbin reminds us that social history, too long sanitized and too often abstract, must make room for the senses.

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The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination

At once encyclopedic and impressionistic, The Foul and the Fragrant is a masterful exposition of odors and the perception of odors from to the ‘Pasteurian revolution’ of the late nineteenth century. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Related articles in Google Scholar. Eric rated it liked it Jan 05, Crbin 21, Renee rated it liked it Shelves: Ffoul see what your fuol thought of this book, please sign up.

It is a perfect companion to Patrick Suskind’s bestseller Ful. This is a fascinating but difficult book, rooted in the commitment to “total” history pioneered by the French Annales school. Odor and the French Social Imagination. Don’t have an account? His books have explored the histories of such subjects as male desire and prostitution, sensory experience of smell and sound, and the burning of a young nobleman in a Dordogne village.

Sebastien rated it really liked it Aug 04, A magnificent study of the olfactory, good and bad! Dec 21, K. Books by Alain Corbin. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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To ask other readers questions about The Foul and the Fragrantplease sign up. Een beetje er doorheen geskipped, in de tweede helft, maar fascinerend boek over de veranderingen in geur en stank in en rond Frankrijk rond de 18e eeuw.

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