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Commemorating trauma : the Paris commune and its cultural aftermath

Author: Peter Starr
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Nothing says more about a culture than the way it responds to deeply traumatic events. The Reign of Terror, America's Civil War, the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Kennedy assassination, September 11th-watershed moments such as these can be rich sounding boards for the cultural historian patient enough to tease out the traumatic event's complex cultural resonances. This book is about one such moment in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Adèle Hugo; Gustave Flaubert; Emile Zola
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Starr
ISBN: 0823225879 9780823225873 0823226034 9780823226030
OCLC Number: 64442895
Description: xi, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Commune and the Right to Confusion --
Why Confusion? Why the Commune? --
The Time of Our Melancholy: Zola's Débâcle --
Mourning Triumphant : Hugo's Terrible Year(s) --
Science and Confusion: Flaubert's Temptation --
The Party of Movement: Flaubert's Bouvard et Pécuchet --
Democracy and Masochism: Zola's Bonheur --
The Filmic Commune.
Responsibility: Peter Starr.
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