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Resisting representation

Author: Elaine Scarry
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Renowned scholar Elaine Scarry's book, The Body in Pain, has been called by Susan Sontag "extraordinary ... large-spirited, heroically truthful." The Los Angeles Times called it "brilliant, ambitious, and controversial." Now Oxford has collected some of Scarry's most provocative writing. This collection of essays deals with the complicated problems of representation in diverse literary and cultural genres--from her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Scarry
ISBN: 0195042700 9780195042702 0195089642 9780195089646 9786610443079 6610443076
OCLC Number: 22731451
Description: 191 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Obdurate sensation: pain: Willow bark and red poppies: advertising the remedies for physical pain --
2. Participial acts: working: Work and the body in Hardy and other nineteenth-century novelists --
3. Nouns: the realm of things: Six ways to kill a blackbird (or any other intentional object) in Samuel Beckett --
4. The external referent: history: Untransmissible history in Thackeray's Henry Esmond --
5. The external referent: cosmic order: The well-rounded sphere: cognition and metaphysical structure in Boethius's Consolation of philosophy.
Series Title: Philosophy.
Responsibility: Elaine Scarry.
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Resisting Representation brings together some of the most provocative essays by leading scholar Elaine Scarry.  Read more...

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