The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh

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Overview

Explores the wounded body in literature from Homer to Toni Morrison, examining how it functions archetypally as both a cultural metaphor and a poetic image.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791443828
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Series: Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,155,986
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction
The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh

2. Nature and Narratives
Feeding the Fictions of the Body in Homer's Odyssey

3. Wandering Wounds and Meandering Words
The Tragic Body of Memory in Oedipus Rex

4. Speak Daggers But Use None
Denmark's Wounded Body

5. Rousseau's Confessions
Autobiography, Body Cleansing, and the Invention of the Paris Sewer System

6. Corrupting Corpse versus Reasoned Abstraction
The Play of Evil in The Brothers Karamazov

7. The White Whale and the Afflicted Body of Myth

8. Rebellious Things and Deepening Wounds in the Life of Ivan Illych

9. Wounds and Tattoos
Marking the Mystery in Flannery O'Connor's "Revelation" and "Parker's Back"

10. The Narrative Body and the Incarnate Work in Toni Morrison's Beloved

11. Concluding Reflections

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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