Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

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Trauma has become an important and influential paradigm in, and for reading, contemporary American literature, and yet conventional critical interpretations of this phenomenon can be formulaic and cliched. Alan Gibbs breaks away from these conventional, heavily psychoanalytic, ways of understanding trauma. He brings in theories from narratology to unpick the specific devices writers employ in order to represent or even to mimic the effects of trauma. He looks at the impact of narratives with the perpetrator as protagonist, ...

Contemporary American Trauma Narratives 2014, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748641147

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Contemporary American Trauma Narratives 2014, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748694075

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