Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma

Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma

by Kali Tal, Kal Tal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521445043

ISBN-13: 9780521445047

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Using as its focus the Holocaust, the Vietnam War and sexualized violence against women, this text presents a coherent rendering of the relationships between individual trauma and cultural interpretation. Survivors of these traumas bear witness to their traumatic experiences.

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Using as its focus the Holocaust, the Vietnam War and sexualized violence against women, this text presents a coherent rendering of the relationships between individual trauma and cultural interpretation. Survivors of these traumas bear witness to their traumatic experiences.

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ISBN-13:
9780521445047
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #95
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Worlds of hurt: reading the literature of trauma; 2. A form of witness: the Holocaust and North American memory; 3. Between the lines: reading the Vietnam war; 4. The farmer of dreams: the writings of W. D. Ehrhart; 5. There was no plot, and I discovered it by mistake: trauma, community and the revisionary process; 6. We didn't know what would happen: opening the discourse on sexual abuse; 7. This is about power on every level: three incest survivor narratives; This is not a conclusion; Notes; Index.

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