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Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities

Author: C Fred Alford
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contrary to the view of trauma popularized by literary theorists, Trauma and Forgiveness argues that the traumatized are capable of representing their experience and that we should therefore listen more and theorize less. Using stories and case studies, including testimonies from Holocaust survivors, as well as the victims of 'ordinary' trauma, C. Fred Alford shows that while the traumatized are generally capable  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Fred Alford
ISBN: 9781107043404 1107043409
OCLC Number: 858749531
Description: vii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : trauma and forgiveness --
Is the Holocaust traumatic --
Winnicott and trauma --
Melanie Klein and forgiveness : theory --
Melanie Klein and forgiveness : practice --
Winnicott : forgiveness and transitional experience --
Jean Améry : resentment, loneliness, and aging --
Conclusion : trauma as knowledge.
Responsibility: C. Fred Alford, University of Maryland.
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C. Fred Alford argues that the traumatized are generally capable of representing their experience. Using evidence from the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, as well as the victims of 'ordinary'  Read more...

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'This book is a gem - a profound, eloquent, and memorable meditation on the ravages of trauma and the vicissitudes of forgiveness.' Marshall Alcorn, George Washington University 'Through fascinating Read more...

 
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