Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma - Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture 95 (Hardback)
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Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma - Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture 95 (Hardback)

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Hardback 316 Pages / Published: 24/11/1995
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Worlds of Hurt presents a coherent rendering of the relationships between individual trauma and cultural interpretation, using as its focus the Holocaust, the Vietnam war, and the phenomenon of sexual violence against women. Survivors of these traumas constitute themselves as unique communities and bear witness to their traumatic experiences both privately and publicly. The survivors themselves write a 'literature of trauma' - born of the need to tell and retell the story of the traumatic experience, to make it 'real' to the victim, the community, and to the larger public. In so doing, they draw on their understanding of previous traumas and other survivor communities, using them both as validation and cathartic vehicle for the traumatised author. When traumatic stories are told and retold, they enter the vocabulary of the larger culture and become tools for the construction of national and cultural myths.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521445047
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm


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"...demonstrates methodological strength in informative and enlightening close textual analyses. [Tal's] analysis of the collective trauma women suffer is excellent..." Choice
"This audacious and brilliant book is designed to make us feel, among other things, very uncomfortable...a strikingly original and valuable contribution." H. Bruce Franklin, Rutgers University
"[Tal's] careful comparison and discussion are an important contribution to our understanding of the social construction of profound traumatic experiences and how they are made tolerable by the surviviors and the wider society." Canadaian Review of Comparative Literature

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