Weathered Girl: An Exploration of Scribing The Indescribable And Healing Through First Person Childhood Trauma Narratives

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2016-05-04

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Sartor, Margaret

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This project examines autobiographical writing and the ways in which some authors use memoir as a vehicle to convey and communicate childhood trauma. Mary Anna King’s Bastards, Dorothy Allison’s Two or Three Things I Know For Sure and Wendy Lawless’ Chanel Bonfire are the texts I use to explore how writers, through the particular alchemy of truth and literature, transform heartrending stories into something meaningful for the rest of us.

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Maxwell, Sarah K. B. (2016). Weathered Girl: An Exploration of Scribing The Indescribable And Healing Through First Person Childhood Trauma Narratives. Master's thesis, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/11970.


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