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Author Gildersleeve, Jessica, author

Title Elizabeth Bowen and the writing of trauma : the ethics of survival / Jessica Gildersleeve
Published Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2014


Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Series Costerus, 0165-9618 ; new series, 202
Costerus ; n.s., v. 202. 0165-9618
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; We Must Live How We Can -- Chapter 1: Wound: The Hotel and To the North; Chapter 2: Supplement: The Last September; Chapter 3: Remains: The House in Paris and Friends and Relations; Chapter 4: Death Sleep: The Death of the Heart; Chapter 5: Safe: Wartime Short Fiction; Chapter 6: Unknown: The Heat of the Day; Chapter 7: Post: A World of Love; Chapter 8: Crypt: The Little Girls; Chapter 9: However: Eva Trout, or Changing Scenes; Postscript; Bibliography; Index
Summary Elizabeth Bowen and the Writing of Trauma analyses the treatment of memory and the past in Bowen's writing through the lens of trauma theory. It draws on the theories of Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva, Sigmund Freud, and Cathy Caruth, to propose that Bowen's work is best understood through the psychological, narratological, and linguistic effects of trauma in her fiction. Bowen's writing complicates existing deconstructive and psychoanalytic models of trauma and literature, and testifies to the responsibility of survival and the ethics of bearing witness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-232) and index
Notes English
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Subject Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation
Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973
Bowen, Elizabeth 1899-1973
Women and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century
Psychic trauma in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Psychic trauma in literature
Women and literature
Trauma Motiv
Vergangenheitsbewältigung Motiv
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789401210478