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Writing history, writing trauma

Author: Dominick LaCapra
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Series: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
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LaCapra provides a broad-ranging, critical inquiry into the problem of trauma, notably with respect to major historical events. In a series of interlocking essays, he explores theoretical and literary-critical attempts to come to terms with trauma as well as the crucial role post-traumatic testimonies--particularly Holocaust testimonies--have assumed in recent thought and writing. In doing so, he adapts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal narratives
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dominick LaCapra
ISBN: 080186495X 9780801864957 0801864968 9780801864964
OCLC Number: 43499514
Description: xvi, 226 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Writing History, Writing Trauma --
Trauma, Absence, Loss --
Holocaust Testimonies: Attending to the Victim's Voice --
Perpetrators and Victims: The Goldhagen Debate and Beyond --
Interview for Yad Vashem (June 9, 1998) --
Conclusion: Writing (about) Trauma.
Series Title: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Responsibility: Dominick LaCapra.
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