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Repetition or Containment? Responses to Wounds in the First World War: Robert Graves, Ernest Hemmingway

Nicholson, Chris (2018) 'Repetition or Containment? Responses to Wounds in the First World War: Robert Graves, Ernest Hemmingway.' Gravesiana, The Journal of the Robert Graves Society, 4 (3).

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Abstract

This paper considered how the divisions enforced by WW1 are exemplified by the physical and psychological war wound suffered by Bion, Hemingway and Graves. This wounding inculcates a repetition of wounding in either their writings or lives and these otherwise irrational repetitions are centred around guilt and masculinity. The paper draws upon biography, autobiography and literary works using a psychoanalytic lens, and particularly Freud's developing conceptualisations of trauma, to make sense of self-wounding behaviour and how this tendency can be overcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trauma; Freud; Repetition; Robert Graves; Ernest Hemmingway; Wilfred Bion; Containment
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 11:16
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:04
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25263

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