Post-traumatic culture : injury and interpretation in the nineties (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Post-traumatic culture : injury and interpretation in the nineties

Author: Kirby Farrell
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In their dependence on late-Victorian models, the cultural narratives of 1990s America imply a crisis of "storylessnessdeeply implicated in the sense of injury that haunts the close of the twentieth  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Farrell, Kirby, 1942-
Post-traumatic culture.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)606992719
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirby Farrell
ISBN: 0801857864 9780801857867 0801857872 9780801857874
OCLC Number: 38055814
Description: xv, 420 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: trauma and interpretation of injury --
Traumatic heroism --
Empty treasure: Sherlock Holmes in shock --
Post-traumatic mourning: Rider Haggard in the underworld --
Traumatic prophecy: H.G. Wells at the end of time --
Post-traumatic style: Oscar Wilde in prison --
Thinking through others: prosthetic fantasy and trauma --
Abuse as a prosthetic system --
Traumatic triumph in a black childhood --
Traumatic economies in Schindler's list --
Traumatic romance / Romance trauma --
Berserk in Babylon --
Amok at the apocalypse.
Responsibility: Kirby Farrell.
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"'Post-traumatic Culture' is a highly creative analysis of trauma, both real and imagined, as part of a cultural system. Its mix of literary analysis, provocative moments, and tantalizing speculation Read more...

 
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