Post-traumatic culture : injury and interpretation in the nineties (Book, 1998) []
skip to content
Post-traumatic culture : injury and interpretation in the nineties Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

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

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...


based on 1 rating(s) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Farrell, Kirby, 1942-
Post-traumatic culture.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998
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.
More information:


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"'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...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.