WRITING AS REPARATION: BIOGRAPHICAL TRAUMA WRITING IN IAN MCEWAN’S ATONEMENT

DENISE BORILLE DE ABREU

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This article aims to analyze biographical trauma writing in Ian McEwan’s Atonement (2001). In this novel, the narrator and protagonist Briony Tallis decides to become a nurse during The Second World War, as some kind of personal penance. Her auto fictional writing, nonetheless, reveals a possibility to repair her past trauma. The text addresses, more remarkably, the therapeutic properties of autobiographical fiction writing, having as references current assumptions both on trauma theory and life-writing.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/AFLC2018.8.9

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Anuari de Filologia. Literatures Contemporànies
(ISSN online: 2014-1416 / paper: 2604-1588)
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