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The Burdens of Survival: Ooka Shohei's Writings on the Pacific War
     

The Burdens of Survival: Ooka Shohei's Writings on the Pacific War

by David C. Stahl
 

ISBN-10: 0824825403

ISBN-13: 9780824825409

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Drawing on the work of psychologist Robert Jay Lifton in the areas of trauma and survival, Stahl (Japanese, Willams College) analyzes the post-World War II writings of Japanese writer Ooka Shohei (1909-1988) who survived experiences of battlefield conflict and capture as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during the conflict. His memoirs of those experiences are

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Drawing on the work of psychologist Robert Jay Lifton in the areas of trauma and survival, Stahl (Japanese, Willams College) analyzes the post-World War II writings of Japanese writer Ooka Shohei (1909-1988) who survived experiences of battlefield conflict and capture as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during the conflict. His memoirs of those experiences are analyzed in terms of death immersion, psychic numbing, death guilt, bearing witness, and impaired formulation. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824825409
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.14(d)

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