Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History Paperback – June 11, 1996

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Unclaimed Experience is a splendid work, written with admirable clarity, power, and economy. The book has importance
for a number of different fields: for psychoanalysis, for trauma theory or theory of 'post-traumatic stress disorder,'
for literary study, for literary theory for cultural and historical studies, and for ethical theory. Each chapter is a
classic essay on its topic.

(J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine)

Cathy Caruth has emerged as one of our most innovative scholars on what we call trauma, and on our ways of perceiving
and conceptualizing that still mysterious phenomenon.

(Robert Jay Lifton, M.D., author of Hiroshima in America and The Protean Self)

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About the Author

Cathy Caruth is associate professor of comparative literature and English and director of the Program in Comparative
Literature at Emory University. Her books include Trauma: Explorations in Memory and Empirical Truths and Critical
Fictions: Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud, both available from Johns Hopkins.

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