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So Much More Than a Headache reviewed by The Polyphany

Oct 13th, 2021

So Much More than a Headache by Kathleen O'Shea. Kent State University Press.

Jon Venn reviews Kathleen O’Shea’s So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine through Literature for The Polyphony.

“This compilation, nevertheless, represents an essential intervention and contribution into a phenomenon. The choices (both of selection and of their organization) give a profound sense of the complexity and depth of the ‘migraine’ as a phenomenon, one that is not simply limited to more generalized questions of pain, gently stretching from the sense of the migraine as phenomenon, to the violence of its invisibility, to the sense of it as a phenomenon that abates and returns over the course of decades.”

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