Because traumatic events are unbearable in their horror and intensity, they often exist as memories that are not immediately recognizable as truth. Such experiences are best understood not only through the straightforward acquisition of facts but through a process of discovering where and why conscious understanding and memory fail. Literature, according to Cathy Caruth and others, opens a window on traumatic experience because it teaches readers to listen to what can be told only in
Some critics view the postwar avant-garde as the empty recycling of forms and strategies from the first two decades of the twentieth century. Others view it, more positively, as a..
The British statesman George Macartney (1737-1806) had a long and distinguished career, holding posts including the governorships of Grenada and Madras. He also undertook..
"In this mesmerizing novel... not to be recommended for the weak-minded and impressionable" (Washington Post), we encounter Guy Haines, a successful architect in the midst of a..
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Making and having babies-what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver-has mystified women and men for the whole of human history. The birth gurus of ancient times..
Since his work first appeared in Poetry, Robert Fitzgerald''s controlled yet lyric voice, his intimacy with the classic tradition, have gained for him a distinguished reputation..