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A poetics of trauma : the work of Dahlia Ravikovitch

Author: Ilana Szobel
Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press, ©2013.
Series: HBI series on Jewish women.; Schusterman series in Israel studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The work of the renowned Israeli poet, translator, peace activist, and 1998 Israel Prize laureate Dahlia Ravikovitch (1936-2005) portrays the emotional structure of a traumatized and victimized female character. Ilana Szobel's book, the first full-length study of Ravikovitch in English, offers a theoretical discussion of the poetics of trauma and the politics of victimhood, as well as a rethinking of the notions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Dalia Ravikovitch; Dalia Ravikovitch; Daliyah Raviḳovits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilana Szobel
ISBN: 9781611683547 1611683548 9781611683554 1611683556 9781611683561 1611683564
OCLC Number: 785870466
Description: xx, 177 [1] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: what must be forgotten --
Forever beholden: the state of orphanhood --
Poetics of orphanhood --
"She has damaged the little girl": orphanhood and motherhood --
"His eldest daughter": women's symbolic orphanhood --
Estrangement: the project of female subjectivity --
Estrangement and the collision of perspectives --
"Imaginary geography": the gap between "here" and "over there" --
"She tried to escape and lost her senses": mania, depression, and madness --
The manic-depressive mode: poetics of mobilité --
"Therefore I invented conversation": speech about madness, and mad speech --
Unveiling injustice: testimony, complicity, and national identity --
"Hovering at a low altitude": witnessing and complicity --
"Guilt-ridden poems": the contamination of language and the departure from innocence --
"Stinging and itching"/"maddeningly": the Palestinians as the Israeli abjection --
Conclusion: "the transparent skin that unites us."
Series Title: HBI series on Jewish women.; Schusterman series in Israel studies.
Other Titles: Work of Dahlia Ravikovitch
Responsibility: Ilana Szobel.

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Astute analysis of the work of a great Israeli poet through the lens of psychoanalysis, gender, nationalism, and trauma theory  Read more...

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