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Kenneth Patchen’s Poetics of Pain

Mark Silverberg

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David Morris (1991), the eminent theorist of pain’s historical and cultural life, has argued that chronic pain may well be the “characteristic malady of our time” (pp. 65-66), as leprosy and plague were for the medieval world, madness for the renaissance, and tuberculosis for the romantic era.

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