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The Resource Literature in the ashes of history, Cathy Caruth

Literature in the ashes of history, Cathy Caruth

Label
Literature in the ashes of history
Title
Literature in the ashes of history
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Caruth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Cathy Caruth juxtaposes the writings of psychoanalysts, literary and political theorists, and literary authors who write in a century faced by a new kind of history, one that is made up of events that seem to undo, rather than produce, their own remembrance. At the heart of each chapter is the enigma of a history that, in its very unfolding, seems to be slipping away before our grasp. What does it mean for history to disappear? And what does it mean to speak of a history that disappears? These questions, Caruth suggests, lie at the center of the psychoanalytic texts that frame this book, as well as the haunting stories and theoretical arguments that resonate with each other in profound and surprising ways. In the writings of Honor e de Balzac, Hannah Arendt, Ariel Dorfman, Wilhelm Jensen, Sigmund Freud, and Jacques Derrida, we encounter, across different stakes and different languages, a variety of narratives that bear witness not simply to the past but also to the pasts we have not known and that repeatedly return us to a future that remains beyond imagination. These stories of trauma cannot be limited to the catastrophes they name, and the theory of catastrophic history may ultimately be written in a language that already lingers in a time that comes to us from the other side of the disaster."--Publisher's description
  • Cathy Caruth juxtaposes the writings of psychoanalysts, literary and political theorists, and literary authors who write in a century faced by a new kind of history, one that is made up of events that seem to undo, rather than produce, their own remembrance. At the heart of each chapter is the enigma of a history that, in its very unfolding, seems to be slipping away before our grasp. What does it mean for history to disappear? And what does it mean to speak of a history that disappears? These questions, Caruth suggests, lie at the center of the psychoanalytic texts that frame this book, as well as the haunting stories and theoretical arguments that resonate with each other in profound and surprising ways. In the writings of Honoré de Balzac, Hannah Arendt, Ariel Dorfman, Wilhelm Jensen, Sigmund Freud, and Jacques Derrida, we encounter, across different stakes and different languages, a variety of narratives that bear witness not simply to the past but also to the pasts we have not known and that repeatedly return us to a future that remains beyond imagination. These stories of trauma cannot be limited to the catastrophes they name, and the theory of catastrophic history may ultimately be written in a language that already lingers in a time that comes to us from the other side of the disaster. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caruth, Cathy
Dewey number
809/.93358
Index
index present
LC call number
PN50
LC item number
.C38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and history
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Collective memory in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Collective memory in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Collective memory in literature
  • Collective memory
  • Literature
  • Literature and history
  • Psychic trauma
Label
Literature in the ashes of history, Cathy Caruth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface: disappearing history -- Parting words: trauma, silence and survival -- The claims of the dead: history, haunted property and the law -- Lying and history -- Disappearing history: scenes of trauma in the theater of human rights -- After the end: psychoanalysis in the ashes of history -- Afterward: writing in the ash
Control code
840937186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 129 pages
Isbn
9781421411552
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013010474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)840937186
Label
Literature in the ashes of history, Cathy Caruth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface: disappearing history -- Parting words: trauma, silence and survival -- The claims of the dead: history, haunted property and the law -- Lying and history -- Disappearing history: scenes of trauma in the theater of human rights -- After the end: psychoanalysis in the ashes of history -- Afterward: writing in the ash
Control code
840937186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 129 pages
Isbn
9781421411552
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013010474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)840937186

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