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Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, The Body in Pain is a profoundly original study that has already stirred excitement in a wide range of intellectual circles. The book is an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to the numerous vacabularies and cultural forces--literary, political, philosophical, medical, religious--that confront it. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture compiled by Amnesty International, ...

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    • Title: The Body in Pain by Elaine Scarry
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9780195049961, 0195049969
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    • Edition: 1987
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