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Child trauma of war (after the Sara Nović s novel „Girl at War”)

Author(s): Oksana Pukhonska
Subject(s): Cultural history, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Ukrainian Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: literature; child; trauma; Yugoslavia; war; memory; experience
Summary/Abstract: Suggested study is the revision of one of the most complicated problem in psychological and especially in the cultural reception of the war. The author of the article researches the child experience of it and the literary ways of its representation as trauma. The main topic of the study is one fate of one girl in one war. It doesn’t matter which war it is – contemporary or historical, world or local. The influence of it on the child consciousness changes its life and destroys all imaginations about future, family and relations between people outside of the war. In the article it is used the researching instruments of memory and trauma studies which give possibilities to represent literature abilities of working through of war experience which is useful for cultural society which hadn't done it in time.