The Incest Diary

The Incest Diary PDF Book Detail Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374537791
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 144

Book Description
“In the fairy tales about father–daughter incest—‘The Girl Without Hands,’ ‘Thousand Furs,’ the original ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Donkey Skin,’ and the stories of Saint Dymphna, patron saint of incest survivors—the daughters are all as you would expect them to be: horrified by their father’s sexual advances. They do everything in their power to escape. But I didn’t. A child can’t escape. And later, when I could, it was too late.” Throughout her childhood and adolescence, the anonymous author of The Incest Diary was raped by her father. Beneath a veneer of normal family life, she grew up in and around this all-encompassing secret. Her sexual relationship with her father lasted, off and on, into her twenties. It formed her world, and it formed her deepest fears and desires. Even after she broke away—even as she grew into an independent and adventurous young woman—she continued to seek out new versions of the violence, submission, and secrecy she had struggled to leave behind. In this graphic and harrowing memoir, the author revisits her early traumas and their aftermath—not from a clinical distance, but from deep within—to explore the ways in which her father’s abuse shaped her, and still does. As a matter of psychic survival, she became both a sexual object and a detached observer, a dutiful daughter and the protector of a dirty secret. And then, years later, she made herself write it down. With lyric concision, in vignettes of almost unbearable intensity, this writer tells a story that is shocking but that will ring true to many other survivors of abuse. It has never been faced so directly on the page.

Incest Diary

Incest Diary PDF Book Detail Author: Hans Melcher
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Incest
Languages : en
Pages : 191

Book Description

Mad Muse

Mad Muse PDF Book Detail Author: Jeffrey Berman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1789738091
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
Many of the well-respected scholarly studies of autobiographical writing have little or nothing to say about mental illness. This book uncovers the mysterious relationship between mood disorders and creativity through the lives of seven writers, demonstrating how mental illness is sometimes the driving force behind creativity.

Analysis of the Incest Trauma

Analysis of the Incest Trauma PDF Book Detail Author: Susan A. Klett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429910762
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 368

Book Description
Childhood sexual abuse within the family of origin and society's institutions, such as the church, education, sports, and the world of celebrity, has been neglected as a significant issue by psychoanalysis and society. The incest trauma needs to be understood as one of the most significant problems of contemporary society. This book is an attempt to re-establish incest trauma as a significant psychological disorder by tracing the evolutionary trajectory of psychoanalysis from the Seduction Theory to the Oedipal Therapy to the Confusion of Tongues Theory. By examining the theoretical, emotional, interpersonal, and political issues involved in Freud's abandoning the Seduction Hypothesis and replacing it with the Oedipal Complex, we can see how system building became more important than the emotional welfare of children. In a series of chapters the authors demonstrate this neglect of the incest trauma.

Ana s Nin

Ana  s Nin PDF Book Detail Author: Clara Oropeza
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351675478
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 114

Book Description
Anaïs Nin: A Myth of Her Own traces Nin’s literary craft by following the intimacy of self-exploration and poetic expression attained in the details of the quotidian, transfigured into fiction. By digging into the mythic tropes that permeate both her literary diaries and fiction, this book demonstrates that Nin constructed a mythic method of her own, revealing the extensive possibilities of an opulent feminine psyche. Clara Oropeza demonstrates that the literary diary, for Nin, is a genre that with its traces of trickster archetype, among others, reveals a mercurial, yet particular understanding of an embodied and at times mystical experience of a writer. The cogent analysis of Nin’s fiction alongside the posthumously published unexpurgated diaries, within the backdrop of emerging psychological theories, further illuminates Nin’s contributions as an experimental and important modernist writer whose daring and poetic voice has not been fully appreciated. By extending research on diary writing and anchoring Nin’s literary style within modernist traditions, this book contributes to the redefinition of what literary modernism was comprised, who participated and how it was defined. Anaïs Nin: A Myth of Her Own is unique in its interdisciplinary expansion of literature, literary theory, mythological studies and depth psychology. By considering the ecocritical aspects of Nin’s writing, this book forges a new paradigm for not only Nin’s work, but for critical discussions of self-life writing as a valid epistemological and aesthetic form. This impressive work will be of great interest to academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, literary studies, cultural studies, mythological studies and women’s studies.

The Incest Diaries 1 And 2

The Incest Diaries 1 And 2 PDF Book Detail Author: Tammy Ruggles
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781087105314
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 141

Book Description
Both novellas in one paperback book. Follow the odyssey of an 8-year-old girl named Becky, who, in book 1, writes in her diary about incest and the foster care system that let her down. Catch up with Becky as an adult in book 2.

The Unreality of Memory

The Unreality of Memory PDF Book Detail Author: Elisa Gabbert
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 183895063X
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
'A work of sheer brilliance, beauty and bravery' Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less 'Masterly... Her essays have a clarity and prescience that imply a sort of distant, retrospective view, like postcards sent from the near future' New York Times We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase "Did you see?" The feeling that we're living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten. Poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's The Unreality of Memory consists of a series of lyrical and deeply researched meditations on what our culture of catastrophe has done to public discourse and our own inner lives. In these tender and prophetic essays, she focuses in on our daily preoccupation and favorite pasttime: desperate distraction from disaster by way of a desperate obsession with the disastrous. Moving from public trauma to personal tragedy, from the Titanic and Chernobyl to illness and loss, The Unreality of Memory alternately rips away the facade of our fascination with destruction and gently identifies itself with the age of rubbernecking. A balm, not a burr, Gabbert's essays are a hauntingly perceptive analysis of the anxiety intrinsic in our new, digital ways of being, and also a means of reconciling ourselves to this new world. 'One of those joyful books that send you to your notebook every page or so, desperate not to lose either the thought the author has deftly placed in your mind or the title of a work she has now compelled you to read.' Paris Review

Working with Adult Incest Survivors

Working with Adult Incest Survivors PDF Book Detail Author: Sam Kirschner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780876306918
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 232

Book Description
Working with Adult Incest Survivors offers a successful, multidimensional approach to treatment - painstakingly developed and fine-tuned by the authors over a period of 15 years. This method, Comprehensive Family Therapy, combines pertinent elements of cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, and family treatment approaches and encompasses six clearly defined stages of treatment for individual survivors with an additional stage for those who are in committed relationships. Step by step, the volume takes the therapist from the initial stage of determining whether or not a particular patient is indeed an incest survivor, through a multitude of therapeutic techniques to normalize and alleviate symptomatology, and onward to prepare the survivor and partner for sessions with the family of origin. The next stage encompasses family sessions in which the survivor confronts the perpetrator, surviving parents, and siblings with the details of the abuse - and very importantly, beyond, to follow-up family sessions and contacts via letter with goals of reparation and resolution. The final stage includes couples and sex therapy in which the survivor and partner learn ways to overcome longstanding intimacy and sexual problems.

When Did we See You Naked

When Did we See You Naked  PDF Book Detail Author: Jayme R. Reaves
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 033406032X
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
Was the stripping and exposure of Jesus a form of sexual abuse? If so, why does such a reading of Jesus’ suffering matter? The combined impact of the #MeToo movement and a further wave of global revelations on church sexual abuse have given renewed significance to recent work naming Jesus as a victim of sexual abuse. Timely and provocative "When did we see you naked?" presents the arguments for reading Christ as an abuse victim, as well as exploring how the position might be critiqued, and what implications and applications it might offer to the Church.

She Speaks Her Anger Myths and Conversations of Gimi Women

She Speaks Her Anger  Myths and Conversations of Gimi Women PDF Book Detail Author: Gillian Gillison
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030493520
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 290

Book Description
Taking a novel approach that adapts Freud’s theory of the Primal Crime, this book examines a wealth of ethnographic data on the Gimi of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, focusing on women’s lives, myths, and rituals. Women’s and men’s separate myths and rites may be ‘read’ as a cycle of blame about which sex caused the ills of human existence and is still at fault. However, the author demonstrates that in public rites of exchange in which both sexes participate, men appropriate and subvert women’s usages as a ritual strategy to ‘undo’ motherhood and confiscate children at puberty. In doing so, she reveals how Gimi women both rebel against the male-dominated social order and express understanding of why they also acquiesce. The result of decades of fieldwork, writing and reflection, this book offers an analysis of Gimi women’s complex understanding of their situation and presents a nuanced picture of women in a society dominated by men. It represents an important contribution to New Guinea ethnography that will appeal to students and scholars of psychoanalysis, gender studies, and cultural, social and psychoanalytic anthropology.

Daily Modernism

Daily Modernism PDF Book Detail Author: Elizabeth Podnieks
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773568247
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 424

Book Description
Redrawing established boundaries between genres, Podnieks builds a broad critical and theoretical range on which she maps the diary as an aesthetic work, showing how diaries inscribe the aesthetics of literary modernisms. Drawing on feminist theory, literary history, biography, and personal anecdotes, she argues that the diary is an especially subversive space for women writers. Podnieks details how Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Anaïs Nin wrote their diaries under the pretence that they were private, while always intending them to be published. She travelled extensively to examine the original diary manuscripts and offers unique first-hand descriptions of the manuscripts that underscore the artistic intentions of their authors. Daily Modernism contributes to the ongoing feminist revision of literary history and, in its disruption of traditional concepts of "major" and "minor" literary forms, paves the way for a much needed reconsideration of the diary as a valid literary achievement.

The Look of the Book

The Look of the Book PDF Book Detail Author: Peter Mendelsund
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399581030
Category : Design
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
Why do some book covers instantly grab your attention, while others never get a second glance? Fusing word and image, as well as design thinking and literary criticism, this captivating investigation goes behind the scenes of the cover design process to answer this question and more. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW As the outward face of the text, the book cover makes an all-important first impression. The Look of the Book examines art at the edges of literature through notable covers and the stories behind them, galleries of the many different jackets of bestselling books, an overview of book cover trends throughout history, and insights from dozens of literary and design luminaries. Co-authored by celebrated designer and creative director Peter Mendelsund and scholar David Alworth, this fascinating collaboration, featuring hundreds of covers, challenges our notions of what a book cover can and should be.

Re visiting Female Evil

Re visiting Female Evil PDF Book Detail Author: Melissa Dearey
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004350810
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 208

Book Description
Mischievous, beguiling, seductive, lascivious, unruly, carping, vengeful and manipulative – from the Disney princess to the murderous Medea, the articles in Re-visiting Female Evil grapple with our understanding of what it is to be and do evil femininities.

Inbreeding Incest and the Incest Taboo

Inbreeding  Incest  and the Incest Taboo PDF Book Detail Author: Arthur P. Wolf
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804751412
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 228

Book Description
Why is incest widely prohibited? Why does the scope of the prohibition vary from society to society? Why does incest occur despite the prohibition? What are the consequences? To reexamine these questions, this book brings together contributions from the fields of genetics, behavioral biology, primatology, biological and social anthropology, philosophy, and psychiatry.

Anais Nin

Anais Nin PDF Book Detail Author: Suzanne Nalbantian
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134925505X
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 281

Book Description
This book of essays is the first to probe Anais Nin's achievements as a literary artist. With an introduction by the editor, Suzanne Nalbantian, the collection examines the literary strategies of Nin in their psychoanalytical and stylistic dimensions. Various contributors scrutinize Nin's artistry, identifying her unique modernist techniques and her poetic vision. Others observe the transfer of her psychoanalytical positions to narrative. The volume also contains fresh views of Nin by her brother Joaquin Nin-Culmell as well as innovative analyses of the reception of her works.

Full of Secrets

Full of Secrets PDF Book Detail Author: David Lavery
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814325063
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 281

Book Description
Full of Secrets contains virtually everything you need to know about Twin Peaks. This fascinating collection of essays considers David Lynch's politics, the enigmatic musical score, and the show's cult status, treatment of family violence, obsession with doubling, and silencing of women. Also included are a director and writer list, a cast list, a Twin Peaks calendar, a complete scene breakdown for the entire series, and a comprehensive bibliography.

Writing an Icon

Writing an Icon PDF Book Detail Author: Anita Jarczok
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040753
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 248

Book Description
Anaïs Nin, the diarist, novelist, and provocateur, occupied a singular space in twentieth-century culture, not only as a literary figure and voice of female sexual liberation but as a celebrity and symbol of shifting social mores in postwar America. Before Madonna and her many imitators, there was Nin; yet, until now, there has been no major study of Nin as a celebrity figure. In Writing an Icon, Anita Jarczok reveals how Nin carefully crafted her literary and public personae, which she rewrote and restyled to suit her needs and desires. When the first volume of her diary was published in 1966, Nin became a celebrity, notorious beyond the artistic and literary circles in which she previously had operated. Jarczok examines the ways in which the American media appropriated and deconstructed Nin and analyzes the influence of Nin’s guiding hand in their construction of her public persona. The key to understanding Nin’s celebrity in its shifting forms, Jarczok contends, is the Diary itself, the principal vehicle through which her image has been mediated. Combining the perspectives of narrative and cultural studies, Jarczok traces the trajectory of Nin’s celebrity, the reception of her writings. The result is an innovative investigation of the dynamic relationships of Nin’s writing, identity, public image, and consumer culture.