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The body in pain : the making and unmaking of the world

Author: Elaine Scarry
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
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Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this work explores the nature of physical suffering. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture compiled by Amnesty International, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military and strategic writings by such figures as Clausewitz, Churchill, Liddell Hart, and Henry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scarry, Elaine.
Body in pain.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(DLC) 85015585
(OCoLC)12285656
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Scarry
ISBN: 9780199741229 0199741220
OCLC Number: 680326173
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 385 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Structure of torture : the conversion of real pain into the fiction power --
The structure of war : the juxtaposition of injured bodies and unanchored issues --
Pain and imaging --
The structure of belief and its modulation into material making : body and voice in the Judeo-Christian scriptures and the writings of Marx --
The interior structure of the artifact.
Responsibility: Elaine Scarry.

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Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique , this explores the nature of physical suffering.  Read more...

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First published in 1985, the book is not easy reading, but it certainly is fascinating. * Star * A philosophical and beautifully written book. * Brock Bastian, BBC Focus *

 
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