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Reciprocal Haunting free pdf Pat Barker's fictional account of the Great War, The Regeneration Trilogy, completed in 1995, won wide acclaim and established her as a major contemporary British writer. The trilogy conveys a sense of reciprocal haunting- the past returns to haunt the present, but the present also haunts Barker's vision of the past. This haunting quality is developed through an intricate pattern of intertextuality. This study offers a reading of trauma, class, gender and psychology as thematic areas where intertexts are activated, allowing Barker to re-accentuate stories of the past. Drawing on Michel Foucault's concept of discourse and Mikhail Bakhtin's notion of dialogue, it focuses on the trilogy as a link in an intertextual chain of communication about the Great War. Knutsen's reading shows that the trilogy presents social structures from different historical epochs through dialogism and diachronicity, making the present-day matrices of power and knowledge that continue to determine people's lives highly visible. The Regeneration Trilogy regenerates the past, simultaneously confirming Barker's claim that the historical novel can also be a backdoor into the presentA".

About Karen Patrick Knutsen

Karen Patrick Knutsen works as a senior lecturer in English literature, academic writing, and teacher training at A stfold University College in Halden, Norway.

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Author : Karen Patrick Knutsen
Publisher : Waxmann Verlag GmbH, Germany
Data Published : 15 April 2010
ISBN : 3830922957
EAN : 9783830922957
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 205 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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