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The Resource Trauma, postmodernism, and the aftermath of World War II, Paul Crosthwaite, (electronic book)

Trauma, postmodernism, and the aftermath of World War II, Paul Crosthwaite, (electronic book)

Label
Trauma, postmodernism, and the aftermath of World War II
Title
Trauma, postmodernism, and the aftermath of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Paul Crosthwaite
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The radical, 'postmodernist' waves of experimentation that swept Anglo-American fiction from the late 1960s constitute a delayed response to the upheavals of the Second World War, yet the legacy of the war barely figures in prevalent accounts of the postmodernist movement. As Paul Crosthwaite shows in this provocative book, to recognize the significance of the war in contemporary culture is to acknowledge that postmodernism, as a sensibility, aesthetic style, and mode of thought, must be entirely reconceived. Challenging dominant theorizations of the postmodern as depthless and dehistoricized, Crosthwaite demonstrates that postmodernism has not abandoned history but has rather reformulated it in terms of trauma, trauma that is traceable, time and again, to the catastrophes of the 1940s. The book stages a revealing confrontation between influential theories of trauma and postmodernism and offers innovative close readings of key texts by Virginia Woolf, Thomas Pynchon, Michael Moorcock, J.G. Ballard, Richard Powers and Ian McEwan
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
UKPGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crosthwaite, Paul
Dewey number
823/.91209358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.W66
LC item number
C76 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • War in literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War and literature
  • War and literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Trauma, postmodernism, and the aftermath of World War II, Paul Crosthwaite, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
War, trauma, postmodernism -- Gravity's rainbow and traumatic models of history -- "A secret code of pain and memory": traumatic repetition in the fiction of J.G. Ballard -- Total war and the English stream-of-consciousness novel: from Mrs Dalloway to Mother London -- Their fathers' war: negotiating the legacy of World War II in Prisoner's dilemma and Atonement
Control code
SPR314828585
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282330627
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230594722
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Trauma, postmodernism, and the aftermath of World War II, Paul Crosthwaite, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
War, trauma, postmodernism -- Gravity's rainbow and traumatic models of history -- "A secret code of pain and memory": traumatic repetition in the fiction of J.G. Ballard -- Total war and the English stream-of-consciousness novel: from Mrs Dalloway to Mother London -- Their fathers' war: negotiating the legacy of World War II in Prisoner's dilemma and Atonement
Control code
SPR314828585
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282330627
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230594722
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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