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Writing in pain : literature, history, and the culture of denial

Author: Vaheed K Ramazani
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Bringing poststructuralist theories of discourse into dialogue with biologically and culturally informed models of pain and affect, this book explores the representation of traumatic historical events such as war and revolution in literary texts by Flaubert, Baudelaire, and Zola. Focusing on the rising industrial capitalism of early modern France, Vaheed Ramazani considers how the patterns of thought and practice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ramazani, Vaheed K., 1954-
Writing in pain.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)607119627
Online version:
Ramazani, Vaheed K., 1954-
Writing in pain.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608098691
Named Person: Emile Zola; Gustave Flaubert; Charles Baudelaire
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vaheed K Ramazani
ISBN: 9780230600652 0230600654 9780230607231 0230607233
OCLC Number: 154788790
Description: 189 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: PART I --
Neural Communities --
The Mother of All things: War Reason and the Gendering of Pain --
PART II --
Overwriting History: Irony and the Sublime in L'Education Sentimentale --
Writing in Pain: Baudelaire, Benjamin, Haussman --
Reproducing Women: Nationalism and Natality in Au Bonheur des --
Dames.
Responsibility: Vaheed Ramazani.

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This book argues that while pain is an irreducible neuro-physiological phenomenon, how pain is experienced is powerfully inflected by language and culture. Using Second Empire France after Napoleon  Read more...

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