Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma

Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma

by Kali Tal, Kal Tal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521445043

ISBN-13: 9780521445047

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Worlds of Hurt presents a coherent rendering of the relationships between individual trauma and cultural interpretation, using as its focus the Holocaust, the Viet Nam war, and the phenomenon of sexualized violence against women. Survivors of these traumas constitute themselves as unique communities and bear witness to their traumatic experiences both privately and…  See more details below

Overview

Worlds of Hurt presents a coherent rendering of the relationships between individual trauma and cultural interpretation, using as its focus the Holocaust, the Viet Nam war, and the phenomenon of sexualized violence against women. Survivors of these traumas constitute themselves as unique communities and bear witness to their traumatic experiences both privately and publicly. Each community has a vested interest in its own story and the stories told about its members by outsiders.

Product Details

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
1Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literature of Trauma1
2A Form of Witness: The Holocaust and North American Memory23
3Between the Lines: Reading the Vietnam War60
4The Farmer of Dreams: The Writings of W. D. Ehrhart77
5There was No Plot, and I Discovered It by Mistake: Trauma, Community, and the Revisionary Process115
6We Didn't Know What Would Happen: Opening the Discourse on Sexual Abuse154
7This is About Power on Every Level: Three Incest Survivor Narratives199
This is Not a Conclusion247
Notes249
Index287

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