The body in pain the making and unmaking of the world elaine scarry on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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 body in pain the making and unmaking of the world elaine scarry provides an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to the numerous vocabularies and cultural forces literary political philosophical medical religious that confront it. In the body in pain scarry focuses on the language of physical pain citizenship and consent and lastly mental verbal and material creation in the first two of these three she succeeds wonderfully and the connections between the two can be clearly drawn. In this interview elaine scarry harvard english professor and author of the body in pain discusses a variety of topics which are connected by the idea that accurate and ethical communication relies on direct and intimate human contact scarrys concern for the human body is made evident as she
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