Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

eBook - 2014
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Alan Gibbs examines the way American writers present the effects of trauma in their work. Trauma has become an important and influential paradigm for reading contemporary American literature. Too often, however, criticism has adopted narrow models of trauma, resulting in increasingly formulaic and clichéd interpretations. This study understands trauma on a wider basis than Freudian psychoanalysis, incorporating theories drawn from fields including narratology, in order to analyse devices characteristically employed by writers in order to represent and, often, to mimic the effects of trauma.
Publisher: Edinburgh :, Edinburgh University Press,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780748694082
0748694080
9780748641147
0748641149
9780748694075
0748694072
9780748694099
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 269 pages) : illustrations

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