The Eyes Have It: Eye Gouging in American Literature

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Pardon the bad puns--I can't help myself. In this week's podcast, I ask why de-oculation is solely the domain of the Greeks, the Bible, Shakespeare, Rembrandt, A. B. Longstreet, Davy Crockett, Cormac McCarthy, the TV show Deadwood--oh wait, everyone is obsessed with blindness in art! In an iteration that seems Biblical, but is unique to the American "Old Southwest," taking out your adversary's eyeball in a brutal hand-to-hand no-holds-barred fight called the Rough and Tumble is a favorite literary subject and rural pastime. I explore all of it and more in "The Eyes Have It," this week on OBP.
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