Readings of Trauma, Madness, and the Body

  • Authors
  • Sarah Wood Anderson

Part of the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century book series (ALTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction to Part I: Trauma Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-13
    2. Sarah Wood Anderson
      Pages 35-55
  3. Introduction to Part II: Madness in Modern Literature

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 171-210

About this book


In Readings of Trauma, Madness, and the Body, Anderson explores how Modernist fiction narratives by Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, and H.D. represent trauma, specifically addressing the conflict between speaking about and repressing traumatic memories, while also considering how authors' understandings of gender influence their depictions.


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