TITLE

The Narrative Shape of Traumatic Experience

AUTHOR(S)
Robinett, Jane
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Literature & Medicine;Fall2007, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p290
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of narrative to express traumatic experience in the books "All Quiet on the Western Front," by Erich Maria Remarque and "The Sorrow of War," by Bao Ninh. It notes that the narratives demonstrate a convergence of the nature of traumatic experience and the culture of war. Trauma shapes the structure and language of a description of disjunction felt by a North Vietnamese soldier named Kien in the book "The Sorrow of War." Also examined are shifts in structure and language in Remarque's book.
ACCESSION #
34017144

 

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