Ordinary Trauma

Author: Jennifer Sinor
ISBN: 9781607815372
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This original coming-of-age memoir uncovers moments in life that are made to appear ordinary but wound nonetheless.

Navigating Loss In Women S Contemporary Memoir

Author: A. Prodromou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137482923
Size: 14.20 MB
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Navigating Loss in Women's Contemporary Memoir traces the grief process through the lives of contemporary women writers to show how its complex, multi-layered nature can encourage us towards new understandings of loss.

Music Memory And Memoir

Author: Robert Edgar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501340654
Size: 69.71 MB
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Music, Memory and Memoir provides a unique look at the contemporary cultural phenomenon of the music memoir and, leading from this, the way that music is used to construct memory. Via analyses of memoirs that consider punk and pop, indie and dance, this text examines the nature of memory for musicians and the function of music in creating personal and cultural narratives. This book includes innovative and multidisciplinary approaches from a range of contributors consisting of academics, critics and musicians, evaluating this phenomenon from multiple academic and creative practices, and examines the contemporary music memoir in its cultural and literary contexts.

The Trauma Question

Author: Roger Luckhurst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136015027
Size: 47.15 MB
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In this book, Roger Luckhurst both introduces and advances the fields of cultural memory and trauma studies, tracing the ways in which ideas of trauma have become a major element in contemporary Western conceptions of the self. The Trauma Question outlines the origins of the concept of trauma across psychiatric, legal and cultural-political sources from the 1860s to the coining of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 1980. It further explores the nature and extent of ‘trauma culture’ from 1980 to the present, drawing upon a range of cultural practices from literature, memoirs and confessional journalism through to photography and film. The study covers a diverse range of cultural works, including writers such as Toni Morrison, Stephen King and W. G. Sebald, artists Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski and Tracey Moffatt, and film-makers David Lynch and Atom Egoyan. The Trauma Question offers a significant and fascinating step forward for those seeking a greater understanding of the controversial and ever-expanding field of trauma research.

Love And The Infinite My Memoirs

Author: Bill Dunn Jr.
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504377559
Size: 71.37 MB
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In writing this book, the author’s goal is to help people that have endured their own sufferings of abuse at the hands of another and to help them unravel any damaging and lasting effects that these early traumas have had on their subsequent adult lives. Damaging effects from early childhood traumas are very complex. The author gives people practical and simple guidance toward healing with worldly strategies, as well as inspiration, insight, and creation of one’s spiritual reawakening. Love and the Infinite, My Memoirs by Bill Dunn Jr. invites readers to free one’s bonds and fears from the distant past abuse to a life of healing through the power of awareness and guided spiritual ideas and meditations to enlighten and awaken a new consciousness through a Higher Power.

Wrong Rooms

Author: Mark Sanderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743220099
Size: 53.42 MB
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In 1992 Mark Sanderson met the love of his life. A Lonely Hearts ad in TIME OUT may not have promised much, but a long and detailed letter from an Australian called Drew marked the beginning of a relationship Mark is still struggling to come to terms with. They moved in together in May 1993; in April 1994 Drew was diagnosed with skin cancer. He was told it would be a miracle if he were still alive in two years; three months later he was dead. WRONG ROOMS is their story -- a love story, a ghost story, a confession and a lament. Alternately heartbreaking and funny, the book is never less than searingly honest in the face of the most rigorous emotional trauma. In the process it forces us to consider our own values and actions, and how high a price we would pay for those we love.

And The War Came

Author: David Wyatt
Publisher: Terrace Books
ISBN: 9780299201708
Size: 17.93 MB
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The prevailing mood of my early and Ann’s mid-fifties has been one of the sense of an ending, surely, but more than that, of a gathering urgency. . . . Fewer of the moments between us feel rehearsed, or forced. And now, just as we had begun to glimpse something like wisdom, glimmering over the horizon, the world smacks the hell out of us. I am strangely grateful, even so, if only for the felt return, in recent days, of the possibility of strong emotion. On the day of the terrorist attacks, a man begins writing down things said by his family and friends. The trauma appears to have marooned diarist David Wyatt in a shell-shocked present tense. But as he experiences all of the emotions of that fall, he is visited by deep memories that transform his daily journal-keeping into an "accidental memoir," a narrative that reaches a surprising and moving conclusion on Thanksgiving Day. Juggling the roles of English professor, restaurant owner, husband, father, son, and friend, Wyatt finds sustenance at the core of ordinary American life, resources at once so available and so elusive. Passionate about people, books, food, and landscapes present and lost—and absolutely unheroic—the voices summoned here counter the sanctimonious and the sentimental. Wyatt’s elegantly understated memoir reveals how the events of September 11 affected ordinary people and presents this anthology of thoughts, feelings, and interactions in a frank and immediate voice.


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