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Memory, narrative, identity : remembering the self

Author: Nicola King
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2000.
Series: Tendencies.
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"The author examines a range of autobiographical and first-person fictional texts from holocaust literature, women's writing and popular fiction. Each text foregrounds issues of memory, history and trauma in the construction of identity. Reading these texts of memory shows that 'remembering the self' depends not on restoring an original identity, but on 're-membering', or putting past and present selves together,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King, Nicola, 1952-
Memory, narrative, identity.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606436852
Online version:
King, Nicola, 1952-
Memory, narrative, identity.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2000
(OCoLC)628872942
Named Person: Ruth Rendell; Toni Morrison; Ruth Rendell; Ruth Rendell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola King
ISBN: 0748611150 9780748611157
OCLC Number: 44604776
Description: x, 197 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Memory in theory --
Present imperfect translation: Ronald Fraser's In search of a past and Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a good woman --
'A life entire': narrative reconstruction in Sylvia Fraser's My father's house and Margaret Atwood's Cat's eye --
Myths of origin: identity, memory and detection in Barbara Vine's A dark adapted eye and Asta's book --
Holocaust, memory, representation: Georges Perec's W or The memory of Childhood and Anne Michaels' Fugitive pieces --
Rememory and reconstruction: Toni Morrison's Beloved.
Series Title: Tendencies.
Responsibility: Nicola King.

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"The author examines a range of autobiographical and first-person fictional texts from holocaust literature, women's writing and popular fiction. Each text foregrounds issues of memory, history and trauma in the construction of identity. Reading these texts of memory shows that 'remembering the self' depends not on restoring an original identity, but on 're-membering', or putting past and present selves together, moment by moment, in a process of provisional reconstruction." "This is a contribution to the growing field of trauma and holocaust studies and to explorations of the workings of memory. It will be of relevance to those working in the areas of literary and cultural studies, which are witnessing a steady growth of interest in autobiography, theories of narrative, and the relationship between trauma, history and memory."--BOOK JACKET.

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