Trauma Fiction
Trauma Fiction
Edinburgh University Press

Trauma Fiction

  • Publish Date: 2004-05-27
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Anne Whitehead

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Displays intelligence, deep understanding of the conceptual issues surrounding trauma as a literary subject and originality. The book marks an important step forward in the development of trauma studies.'- Cathy Caruth, Winship Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Emory UniversityThe literary potential of trauma is examined in this book, bringing trauma theory and literary texts together for the first time.Trauma Fiction focuses on the ways in which contemporary novelists explore the theme of trauma and incorporate its structures into their writing. It provides innovative readings of texts by Pat Barker, Jackie Kay, Anne Michaels, Toni Morrison, Caryl Phillips, W. G. Sebald and Binjamin Wilkomirski. It also considers the ways in which trauma has affected fictional form, exploring how novelists have responded to the challenge of writing traumatic narratives, and identifying the key stylistic features associated with the genre.In addition, the book introduces the reader to ke


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