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The Resource Literary trauma : sadism, memory, and sexual violence in American women's fiction, Deborah M. Horvitz

Literary trauma : sadism, memory, and sexual violence in American women's fiction, Deborah M. Horvitz

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Literary trauma : sadism, memory, and sexual violence in American women's fiction
Title
Literary trauma
Title remainder
sadism, memory, and sexual violence in American women's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Deborah M. Horvitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book 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, Harvitz investigates whether memories of violent and oppressive trauma can be preserved, even transformed into art, without reproducing that violence
  • The book encompasses a wide range of personal and political traumas, including domestic abuse, incest, rape, imprisonment, and slavery, and argues that an analysis of sadomasochistic violence is our best protection against cyclical, intergenerational violence, a particularly timely and important subject as we think about how to stop "hate" crimes and other forms of political and psychic oppression."--Jacket
  • "This book 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, Harvitz investigates whether memories of violent and oppressive trauma can be preserved, even transformed into art, without reproducing that violence. The book encompasses a wide range of personal and political traumas, including domestic abuse, incest, rape, imprisonment, and slavery, and argues that an analysis of sadomasochistic violence is our best protection against cyclical, intergenerational violence, a particularly timely and important subject as we think about how to stop "hate" crimes and other forms of political and psychic oppression."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1951-
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Horvitz, Deborah M.
Dewey number
813.009/353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
H68 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture
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  • American fiction
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Sex crimes in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Sadism in literature
  • Memory in literature
Label
Literary trauma : sadism, memory, and sexual violence in American women's fiction, Deborah M. Horvitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
43060671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9780791447116
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99089796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Literary trauma : sadism, memory, and sexual violence in American women's fiction, Deborah M. Horvitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
43060671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9780791447116
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99089796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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