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Women's autobiography : war and trauma

Author: Victoria Stewart
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Women's Autobiography: War and Trauma provides a vivid sense of how women writers have attempted to encompass key events of the twentieth century in their life stories. Focusing on how recent theories about trauma can shed light on autobiographical writing, Victoria Stewart examines works by Vera Brittain, Virginia Woolf, Anne Frank, Charlotte Delbo, Lisa Appignanesi, Anne Karpf and Eva Hoffman.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal narratives
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Stewart
ISBN: 1403903069 9781403903068 9780230513792 0230513794
OCLC Number: 52090474
Description: vi, 204 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : trauma and the autobiographical --
Vera Brittain and the "lost generation" --
Virginia Woolf between the wars --
Anne Frank : the war from the annexe --
Charlotte Delbo : writing and survival --
Memory in a foreign language : texts by daughters of Holocaust survivors.
Responsibility: Victoria Stewart.
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Examining a range of twentieth century writers, including Vera Brittain, Anne Frank and Eva Hoffman, this study focuses on how recent theories of trauma can elucidate the narrative strategies  Read more...


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