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Exploring life writing from a variety of cultural contexts, Haunted Narratives provides new insights into how individuals and communities across time and space deal with traumatic experiences and haunting memories. From the perspectives of trauma theory, memory studies, gender studies, literary studies, philosophy, and post-colonial studies, the volume stresses the lingeriExploring life writing from a variety of cultural contexts, Haunted Narratives provides new insights into how individuals and communities across time and space deal with traumatic experiences and haunting memories. From the perspectives of trauma theory, memory studies, gender studies, literary studies, philosophy, and post-colonial studies, the volume stresses the lingering, haunting presence of the past in the present. The contributors focus on the psychological, ethical, and representational difficulties involved in narrative negotiations of traumatic memories.Haunted Narratives focuses on life writing in the broadest sense of the term: biographies and autobiographies that deal with traumatic experiences, autobiographically inspired fictions on loss and trauma, and limit-cases that transcend clear-cut distinctions between the factual and the fictional. In discussing texts as diverse as Toni Morrison's Beloved, Vikram Seth's Two Lives, deportation narratives of Baltic women, Christa Wolf's Kindheitsmuster, Joy Kogawa's Obasan, and Ene Mihkelson's Ahasveeruse uni, the contributors add significantly to current debates on life writing, trauma, and memory; the contested notion of "cultural trauma"; and the transferability of clinical-psychological notions to the study of literature and culture....

Title : Haunted Narratives: Life Writing in an Age of Trauma
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ISBN : 9781442646018
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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  • loafingcactus
    2019-06-08 00:24

    This is an excellent overview of trauma life-writing coming at it from several different directions. Useful if you may have found yourself mired down in one particular angle (philosophical, psychological, political...) and need some references from other directions.The book does suffer from a lack of direction as indicated by the disjointed introduction, which is too bad because by the end it looks like there really was a project shaping up: How can the most narrated trauma on earth, the Holocaust, inform other traumas of large groups or nations, in particularly the trauma of the USSR which is strangely silent given it's enormity.This isn't a reason not to read the book, it's just too bad the project wasn't tightened up a bit because it could have been something quite extraordinary.