The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh

The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh

The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh by Dennis P. Slattery


The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (2000) explores what poets from Homer to Toni Morrison have revealed to us in their narratives about the body wounded, dismembered, tattooed, scarred, diseased in both the natural and cultural worlds. Woundedness is one of the most powerful and memorable experiences one can undergo. In his Foreword, the phenomenologist and depth psychologist, Robert Romanyshyn, writes: “As a student of the body for more than a quarter century…I am most impressed by Slattery’s attempt to present a poetics of the flesh.” This work moves between psychology, poetry and the afflictions we carry both outside as well as in the interior of our marked selves.

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