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Author Horvitz, Deborah M., 1951-

Title Literary trauma : sadism, memory, and sexual violence in American women's fiction / Deborah M. Horvitz
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
Series SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture
SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
Contents Introduction : bearing witness -- Reading the unconscious in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the dead -- Freud and feminism in Gayl Jones's Corregidora and Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina -- Hysteria and trauma in Pauline Hopkin's Of one blood; or, the hidden self -- Postmodern realism, truth and lies in Joyce Carol Oates's What I lived for -- Intertextuality and poststructural realism in Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The yellow wallpaper" -- Conclusion : words finally spoken
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-163) and index
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Subject American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Memory in literature.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- United States.
Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Sadism in literature.
Sex crimes in literature.
Violence in literature.
Women and literature -- United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585426449 (electronic bk.)
0791447111 (alk. paper)
079144712X (paperback; alk. paper)
9780585426440 (electronic bk.)
9780791447116 (alk. paper)
9780791447123 (paperback; alk. paper)