- Series: Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society
- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (November 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 080186495X
- ISBN-13: 978-0801864957
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,490,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Writing History, Writing Trauma (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society) 1st Edition
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"This is a comprehensive, informed and generously footnoted contribution to trauma studies... Writing History, Writing Trauma will thus important reading not only to trauma theorists and their critics, but to historians and literary critics of all persuasions invested in rethinking the relationship between trauma, history, and ethics." -- Debarati Sanyal, SubStance
"Intellectually complex yet lucid." -- Erik Weisengruber, Literary Research
"[T]houghtful and compelling... LaCapra's discussions of historiography, philosophy, and psychoanalysis are extraordinarily lucid, and this book is a brilliant example of some of the capabilities of contemporary trauma theory in analyzing representations of trauma." -- Tikkun
"One could not wish for a more judicious, lucid, and compassionate guide through the complexities of post-traumatic writing than LaCapra. No one has done more to sustain the vitality and humanity of critical thinking in the face of those historical events -- above all the Shoah -- which seem to defy comprehension. These essays will frame the debates on the 'writing of trauma' for years to come. LaCapra lays out, with the care, precision, and compassion we have come to expect from him, the terms and distinctions by which we can begin to think through the complexities of post-traumatic writing. These essays provide absolutely crucial points of orientation in the haunted spaces of post-Holocaust culture, thought, and representation." -- Eric Santner, University of Chicago
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