The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World

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9780195049961: The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World
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"I believe this project to be perhaps one of the most significant books on language, philosophy, and literature of the coming years."--Emory Elliott, Princeton University


"Stunningly original, enormously important, powerfully written....The beauty of her writing is that she can make us see torture and war as we have never seen them before, read the Bible and Marx as we have never read them before--indeed, see our day-to-day world in a usefully new manner."--Eric J. Cassell, M.D., Cornell Medical Center


"One of the most important books I have read this year [1987]."--Judith Fryer, University of Massachusetts


"Not for some time have we read a more original book on an announced subject than this review of pain's locations in torture, war and wherever people would do violence to others."--The Christian Century


"An extraordinary book: large-spirited, heroically truthful. A necessary book."--Susan Sontag


"A richly original, provocative book which makes one reconsider torture, war, and creativity from a new perspective."--Anthony Storr, Washington Post Book World


"Brilliant, ambitious and controversial...an all-encompassing discourse on creativity, imagination and the distribution of power."--Los Angeles Times Book Review


"In its breadth and humaneness of vision, in the density and richness of its prose, above all in the compelling nature of its argument, this is indeed an extraordinary book."--Susan Rubin Suleiman, The New York Times Book Review


"A brilliant and difficult book...Scarry's compassionate linguistics documents how [the] bridge between torturer and victim is cut."--Michael Ignatieff, The New Republic


"One of the most important books I have read this year."--Judith Fryer, University of Massachusetts


"Only by following Scarry step by step may a reader gradually discern the daringly encompassing scope of Scarry's vision on body and pain, making and unmaking. [Her] style of writing is at once profound

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Scarry, Elaine
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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World, Elaine Scarry, Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original 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 Kissinger. Scarry begins with the fact of pain's inexpressibility. Not only is physical pain difficult to describe in words, it also actively destroys language, reducing sufferers in the most extreme cases to an inarticulate state of cries and moans. Scarry goes on to analyse the political ramifications of deliberately inflicted pain, specifically in the cases of warfare and torture, and she demonstrates how political regimes use the power of physical pain to attack and break down the sufferer's sense of self. Finally she turns to examples of artistic and cultural activity; actions achieved in the face of pain and difficulty. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780195049961

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1988. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original 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 Kissinger. Scarry begins with the fact of pain s inexpressibility. Not only is physical pain difficult to describe in words, it also actively destroys language, reducing sufferers in the most extreme cases to an inarticulate state of cries and moans. Scarry goes on to analyse the political ramifications of deliberately inflicted pain, specifically in the cases of warfare and torture, and she demonstrates how political regimes use the power of physical pain to attack and break down the sufferer s sense of self. Finally she turns to examples of artistic and cultural activity; actions achieved in the face of pain and difficulty. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780195049961

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Descripción Oxford Paperbacks, 1987. Estado de conservación: New. 1987. 1st Edition. Paperback. Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique , this explores the nature of physical suffering. Num Pages: 400 pages, halftone frontispiece. BIC Classification: HPJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 203 x 137 x 19. Weight in Grams: 300. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780195049961

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Descripción 1987. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1st. 137mm x 19mm x 205mm. Paperback. Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original work explores the nature of physical suffering. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: li.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 385 pages. 0.299. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780195049961

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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Not Signed; Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original 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 transcri. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780195049961_rkm

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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1987. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "I believe this project to be perhaps one of the most significant books on language, philosophy, and literature of the coming years."--Emory Elliott, Princeton University"Stunningly original, enormously important, powerfully written.The beauty of her writing is that she can make us see torture and war as we have never seen them before, read the Bible and Marx as we have never read them before--indeed, see our day-to-day world in a usefully new manner."--Eric J. Cassell, M.D., Cornell Medical Center"One of the most important books I have read this year [1987]."--Judith Fryer, University of Massachusetts"Not for some time have we read a more original book on an announced subject than this review of pain's locations in torture, war and wherever people would do violence to others."--The Christian Century"An extraordinary book: large-spirited, heroically truthful. A necessary book."--Susan Sontag"A richly original, provocative book which makes one reconsider torture, war, and creativity from a new perspective."--Anthony Storr, Washington Post Book World"Brilliant, ambitious and controversial.an all-encompassing discourse on creativity, imagination and the distribution of power."--Los Angeles Times Book Review"In its breadth and humaneness of vision, in the density and richness of its prose, above all in the compelling nature of its argument, this is indeed an extraordinary book."--Susan Rubin Suleiman, The New York Times Book Review"A brilliant and difficult book.Scarry's compassionate linguistics documents how [the] bridge between torturer and victim is cut."--Michael Ignatieff, The New Republic"One of the most important books I have read this year."--Judith Fryer, University of Massachusetts"Only by following Scarry step by step may a reader gradually discern the daringly encompassing scope of Scarry's vision on body and pain, making and unmaking. [Her] style of writing is at once profoundly personal and succinctly scholarly."--Religious Studies Review"Scarry has written a dramatic and provocative discourse on the power of pain and man's reaction to it.The flow of the text is fluid and creative; the book is a well-disciplined example of literary thinking."--he Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine"The book is large, ambitious, intricate and alternately illuminating, baffling and irritating.[It] is a brave book, and worth persevering with."--The Times Literary Supplement (London)"An absolutely astonishing achievement.I believe it will change many lives, not by persuasion, but by widening the scope of consciousness. The book itself is a great act of courage, intelligence, and style."--Allen Grossman, Brandeis University"Not for some time have we read a more original book on an announced subject than this review of pain's locations in torture, war and wherever people would do violence to others."--The Christian Century"Excellent, important book."--Kathryn McMahon, California State University, Long Beach"Perfect choice for main text."--F. Tyler Stevens, Johns Hopkins University. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0195049969

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Descripción Oxford Paperbacks. Estado de conservación: New. 1987. 1st Edition. Paperback. Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique , this explores the nature of physical suffering. Num Pages: 400 pages, halftone frontispiece. BIC Classification: HPJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 203 x 137 x 19. Weight in Grams: 300. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780195049961

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc 1988-01-28, New York, 1988. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780195049961

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