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The Unspeakable - Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art (Hardcover, Unabridged edition) Loot Price: R1,891
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The Unspeakable - Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Nevine El...

The Unspeakable - Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)

Nevine El Nossery, Amy L. Hubbell

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The Unspeakable: Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art is situated at the crossroads of language, culture and genre; it contends that suffering transcends time, space and cultural specificity. Even when extreme trauma is silenced, it often still emerges in surprising and painful ways. This volume draws together examples from throughout the Francophone world, including countries such as Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Rwanda, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Haiti, New Caledonia, Quebec and France, and across genres such as autobiography, poetry, theater, film, fiction and visual art to provide a cohesive analysis of the representation of trauma. In addition to the survivors' expression of trauma, the witnesses and receivers are also taken into account. By gathering studies that explore diverse bodily and psychological traumas through tropes such as repetition, silence and working-through, it tackles ethical responsibility and interrogates how expressive forms evoke a terrible reality through the use of imagination. The aim of this volume is not to question if suffering is representable, but rather to examine to what extent art surpasses its own limitations and goes straight to its essence. The Unspeakable hopes to provide models for the cultural translation of trauma, because, when represented and released from silence and isolation, trauma can give way to the arduous process of healing.

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Imprint: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2013
First published: October 2013
Editors: Nevine El Nossery • Amy L. Hubbell
Dimensions: 212 x 148 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - With dust jacket
Pages: 375
Edition: Unabridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5033-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
LSN: 1-4438-5033-0
Barcode: 9781443850339

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