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Because traumatic events are unbearable in their horror and intensity, they often exist as memories that are not immediately recognizable as truth. Such experiences are best understood not only through the straightforward acquisition of facts but through a process of discovering where and why conscious understanding and memory fail.
Literature, according to Cathy Caruth an Because traumatic events are unbearable in their horror and intensity, they often exist as memories that are not immediately recognizable as truth. Literature, according to Cathy Caruth and others, opens a window on traumatic experience because it teaches readers to listen to what can be told only in indirect and surprising ways.
Trauma: Explorations in Memory
Sociology, film, and political activism can also provide new ways of thinking about and responding to the experience of trauma. In Trauma and Memorya distinguished group of analysts and critics offer a compelling look at what literature and the new approaches of a variety of clinical and theoretical disciplines bring to the understanding of traumatic experience.
Combining two highly-acclaimed special issues of American Imago edited by Caruth, this interdisciplinary collection of essays and interviews will be of interest to analysts and critics concerned with the trxuma of exllorations and the problem of interpretation and, more generally, to those interested in current discussions of subjects such as child abuse, AIDS, and the effects of memofy atrocities such as the Holocaust. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Feb 25, Carolyn Zaikowski rated it it rtauma amazing. An extremely important book of essays about trauma and trauma theory. If you are interested in learning about trauma and its relevance to politics, literary studies, and language, this is a good book to begin with. I recommend reading it with Judith Herman’s “Trauma and Recovery”.
Oct 04, Ai Miller rated it liked it Shelves: A kind of odd collection, felt pretty disconnected in parts, though maybe that’s because so much of the book was rooted in Holocaust studies with which I’m not hugely familiar.
The last chapter was for me for maybe obvious reasons the most interesting, but yeah the collection as a whole was weird but some of it was interesting. I read Dori Laub’s article in this book and I enjoyed it a lot.
I think these feelings are not specifically limited to the holocaust trauma and it is good to read different views on trauma and its effects even though it’s not directly related to certain sorts of trauma. Jan 22, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: This is one of the clearest books I’ve ever read on trauma therapy. Caruth picks some great authors from a variety of disciplines for this anthology, and provides a host of perspectives that add to our psychoanalytic model of trauma.
Mar 23, Eva Puyuelo rated it really liked traua. I picked this work as part of the bibliography I am using for my M. Thesis and I am not nearly disappointed with my decision.
Caruth’s selection of essays has proven to be excellent, if not totally moving. She succeeds in providing her readership with a complete and meticulous account on the theoretical, though practical at times, expolrations of the traumatic mempry in an attempt to articulate the voice of silenced witnesses and lost claims. A must-read as an introduction to the notions co I picked this work expllorations part of the bibliography I am using for my M.
Trauma: Explorations in Memory by Cathy Caruth
A must-read as an introduction to the notions concealed beneath the baffling concept of trauma and its ties with past, memory and literature. Apr 23, Lorraine rated it really liked it. I especially liked the essay on baudelaire by kevin newmark. I didn’t get to read all the essays in the book. Shoshanna Felman’s essay was fascinating — if only because I’ve never seen anything like that happen before. Much of what she says is very incisive too.
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Cathy Caruth exploration is Frank H. She taught previously at Yale and at Emory University, where she helped build the Department of Comparative Literature. She received her Ph. Robert Jay Lifton, M.
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