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La Doulou
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ISBN: 9782715228191 Year: 2007 Volume: *2 Publisher: Paris Mercure de France

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Alphonse Daudet contracta la syphilis très jeune, à l'âge de dix-huit ou vingt ans. Cette maladie, à l'époque incurable, touchait toutes les couches sociales et notamment les jeunes bourgeois amateurs de liaisons amoureuses variées : Baudelaire, Flaubert, Maupassant, Jules de Goncourt, tous ont été frappés. Dans ce texte bref resté longtemps secret - il ne fut publié qu'en 1930, alors que Daudet était mort en 1897 - l'auteur du Petit Chose et des Lettres de mon moulin nous entraîne dans l'implacable parcours du malade au fur et à mesure de l'aggravation des symptômes. La douleur, doulou en provençal, est atroce ; surviennent parfois quelques moments de rémission ; puis la torture reprend. Composé de notations brèves et percutantes, ce " journal intime " rédigé de 1885 à 1895 est un témoignage pudique et bouleversant sur la douleur vécue au quotidien. Julien Barnes a été fasciné par ce texte, qu'il a traduit et fait découvrir aux Anglais.

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Pain --- Pain in literature


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The hurt(ful) body : Performing and beholding pain, 1600–1800
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ISBN: 1526128241 1526113511 Year: 2017 Publisher: Manchester [England] : Baltimore, Md. : Manchester University Press, Project MUSE,

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This text brings into mutual dialogue several existing strands of the study of pain and embodied violence. Its two-fold approach, themed both on the hurt and hurt-inducing body, is unique and encompasses both the victim's presence as an image or performed event of pain and the transmitted burden or 'pain' experienced by the watching audience.


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Divine deliverance : pain and painlessness in early Christian martyr texts
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ISBN: 9780520293359 Year: 2017 Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press,

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"The author's readings of early Christian martyr texts suggest that Christians found the suffering self a useful discourse by which to construct their identities, distinguish their teachings, refute antagonistic claims, and retain believers. The author shows that in these texts, suffering is not embraced as an identity but presented as a problem to be solved. Pain is the experience of those who live apart from God. The author demonstrates that in the moments at issue in martyr texts--trial, torture, and death--the Christian self is decidedly not a sufferer. God's intervention miraculously transforms the physical experience. The torture that should hurt heals instead; the body that should be fragmented is, instead, made whole. The author concludes that in a world of sufferers, Christian martyrs serve as promises of another world where there is--existentially and not merely metaphorically--no pain"--Provided by publisher.


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Poetik des Schmerzes : Physiologie und Literatur von Brockes bis Büchner
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ISBN: 9783770543809 3770543807 Year: 2007 Publisher: München : Fink,

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Über den Schmerz : eine Untersuchung von Gemeinplätzen
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ISBN: 3050033150 Year: 1999 Publisher: Berlin Akademie Verl.,

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Schmerz und Erinnerung
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ISBN: 3770540670 Year: 2005 Publisher: München : Fink Verlag,

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Pleasure and pain in nineteenth-century French literature and culture
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ISBN: 9401206627 1441603522 Year: 2008 Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi,

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From Sade at one end of the nineteenth century to Freud at the other, via many French novelists and poets, pleasure and pain become ever more closely entwined. Whereas the inseparability of these themes has hitherto been studied from isolated perspectives, such as psychoanalysis, sadism and sado-masochism, melancholy, or post-structuralist textual jouissance , the originality of this collaborative volume lies in its exploration of how pleasure and pain function across a broader range of contexts. The essays collected here demonstrate how the complex relationship between pleasure and pain plays a vital role in structuring nineteenth-century thinking in prose fiction (Balzac, Flaubert, Musset, Maupassant, Zola), verse and the memoir as well as socio-cultural studies, medical discourses, aesthetic theory and the visual arts. Featuring an international selection of contributors representing the full range of approaches to scholarship in nineteenth-century French studies – historical, literary, cultural, art historical, philosophical, and sociopolitical – the volume attests to the vitality, coherence and interdisciplinarity of nineteenth-century French studies and will be of interest to a wide cross-section of scholars and students of French literature, society and culture.


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Laberintos del género : muerte, sacrificio y dolor en la literatura femenina española
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ISBN: 9788416685233 Year: 2016 Volume: 106 Publisher: Sevilla : Renacimiento,

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Die Bewahrer der Schmerzen : Figurationen körperlichen Leids in der deutschen Literatur und Kultur von 1870-1945
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ISBN: 9783865991652 3865991653 Year: 2012 Publisher: Berlin : Kulturverlag Kadmos,

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Divine Deliverance : Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts
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ISBN: 0520966643 Year: 2016 Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press,

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Does martyrdom hurt? The obvious answer to this question is "yes." L. Stephanie Cobb, asserts, however, that early Christian martyr texts respond to this question with an emphatic "no!" Divine Deliverance examines the original martyr texts of the second through fifth centuries, concluding that these narratives in fact seek to demonstrate the Christian martyrs' imperviousness to pain. For these martyrs, God was present with, and within, the martyrs, delivering them from pain. These martyrs' claims not to feel pain define and redefine Christianity in the ancient world: whereas Christians did not deny the reality of their subjection to state violence, they argued that they were not ultimately vulnerable to its painful effects.

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