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

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  • DENISE BORILLE DE ABREU Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

DOI:

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

Resum

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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2018-12-31

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Secció

MONOGRAFIE: ERINNERUNG AN EXIL, NATIONALSOZIALISMUS UND ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG (Elcio Cornelsen, Volker Jaeckel ed.)