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Description - Trauma by Cathy Caruth

Because traumatic events are unbearable in their horror and intensity, they often exist as memories that are not immediately recognisable as truth. Such experiences are best understood not only through the straightforward acquisition of facts but through a process of discovering where and why conscious understanding and memory fail. Literature, according to Cathy Caruth and others, opens a window on traumatic experience because it teaches readers to listen to what can be told only in indirect and surprising ways. Sociology, film and political activism can also provide new ways of thinking about and responding to the experience of trauma. This work offers an analysis of what literature and the new approaches of a variety of clinical and theoretical disciplines bring to the understanding of traumatic experience. The combination of essays and interviews is intended to be of interest to analysts and critics concerned with the notion of trauma and the problem of interpretation and, more generally, to those interested in current discussions of subjects such as child abuse, AIDS and the effects of historical atrocities such as the Holocaust.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801850073
ISBN-10: 080185007X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Cathy Caruth

Cathy Caruth is associate professor of English at Yale University. She is the author of Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions, also available from Johns Hopkins.

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