Women’s Autobiography

War and Trauma

  • Authors
  • Victoria Stewart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Victoria Stewart
    Pages 1-25
  3. Victoria Stewart
    Pages 26-56
  4. Victoria Stewart
    Pages 57-83
  5. Victoria Stewart
    Pages 84-109
  6. Victoria Stewart
    Pages 110-138
  7. Victoria Stewart
    Pages 168-170
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-204

About this book


Examining a range of twentieth century writers, including Vera Brittain, Anne Frank and Eva Hoffman, this study focuses on how recent theories of trauma can elucidate the narrative strategies employed in their autobiographical writing. The historical circumstances of each author are also considered. The result is a book which provides a vivid sense of how women writers have attempted to encompass key events of the twentieth century, particularly the First World War and the Holocaust, within their life stories.


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