Literary Trauma: Sadism, Memory, and Sexual Violence in American Womens Fiction Deborah M. Horvitz

ISBN: 9780791447123

Published: November 1st 2000

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Literary Trauma: Sadism, Memory, and Sexual Violence in American Womens Fiction  by  Deborah M. Horvitz

Literary Trauma: Sadism, Memory, and Sexual Violence in American Womens Fiction by Deborah M. Horvitz
November 1st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780791447123 | 5.26 Mb

Literary Trauma examines portrayals of political and psychological trauma, particularly sexual trauma, in the work of seven American women writers. Concentrating on novels by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Pauline Hopkins, Gayl Jones, Leslie Marmon Silko,MoreLiterary Trauma examines portrayals of political and psychological trauma, particularly sexual trauma, in the work of seven American women writers.

Concentrating on novels by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Pauline Hopkins, Gayl Jones, Leslie Marmon Silko, Dorothy Allison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Margaret Atwood, Horvitz investigates whether memories of violent and oppressive trauma can be preserved, even transformed into art, without reproducing that violence.



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