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Trauma : explorations in memory / edited with introductions by Cathy Caruth
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1995
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 3rd Floor  BF175.5.P75 T73 1995    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Psychic trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Recovered memory
False memory syndrome
Physical Description ix, 277 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents Education and crisis, or the vicissitudes of teaching / Shoshana Felman -- Truth and testimony: the process and the struggle / Dori Laub -- Trauma and aging: a thirty-year follow-up / Henry Krystal -- Not outside the range: one feminist perspective on psychic trauma / Laura S. Brown -- Freud: frontier concepts, Jewishness, and interpretation / Harold Bloom -- An interview with Robert Jay Lifton / Cathy Caruth -- The intrusive past: the flexibility of memory and the engraving of trauma / Bessel A. van der Kolk and Onno van der Hart -- Notes on trauma and community / Kai Erikson -- The obscenity of understanding: an evening with Claude Lanzmann / Claude Lanzmann -- Concerning the accounts given by the residents of Hiroshima / Georges Bataille -- Traumatic poetry: Charles Baudelaire and the shock of laughter / Kevin Newmark -- "The AIDS crisis is not over": a conversation with Gregg Bordowitz, Douglas Crimp, and Laura Pinsky / Cathy Caruth and Thomas Keenan
Summary "Because traumatic events are unbearable in their horror and intensity, they often exist as memories that are not immediately recognizable 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
In Trauma and Memory, a distinguished group of analysts and critics offer a compelling look at what literature and the new approaches of a variety of clinical and theoretical disciplines bring to the understanding of traumatic experience. Combining two highly - acclaimed special issues of American Imago edited by Caruth, this interdisciplinary collection of essays and interviews will 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."--pub. desc
Alternate Author Caruth, Cathy, 1955-

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