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dc.title Memories of Child Abuse in Jim Grimsley's Dan Crell Trilogy en
dc.contributor.author Trušník, Roman
dc.relation.ispartof Moravian Journal of Literature and Film
dc.identifier.issn 1803-7720 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2010
utb.relation.volume 2
utb.relation.issue 1
dc.citation.spage 53
dc.citation.epage 63
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci cs
dc.subject Jim Grimsley cs
dc.subject zneužívání dětí cs
dc.subject paměť cs
dc.subject americká literatura 20. století cs
dc.subject jižanská literatura cs
dc.subject gay literatura cs
dc.subject narativní technika cs
dc.subject Jim Grimsley en
dc.subject child abuse en
dc.subject memory en
dc.subject twentieth-century American literature en
dc.subject southern literature en
dc.subject gay literature en
dc.subject narrative technique en
dc.description.abstract Esej se zabývá tématem zneužívání dětí v rané tvorbě Jima Grimsleyho, jmenovitě ve třech románech, které jsou někdy známé jako trilogie o Danu Crellovi: Winter Birds, My Drowning a Comfort & Joy. V trilogii jsou identifikovány čtyři formy zneužívání: sexuální, fyzické a emocionální zneužívání a zanedbávání. Mezi důležitá témata románů patří role paměti ve zvládání traumatu ze zneužívání později v dospělosti i vliv zneužívání na dynamiku rodinného života. Autor v jednotlivých románech používá různé narativní situace a techniky, aby prozkoumal způsob, jakým pracuje paměť. cs
dc.description.abstract The essay explores the theme of child abuse in Jim Grimsley's early fiction, namely in the three novels sometimes known as the Dan Crell trilogy: Winter Birds, My Drowning, and Comfort & Joy. Four forms of abuse can be identified in the trilogy: sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and abuse by neglect. Important themes of the novels include the role of memory in coping with the trauma of child abuse later in adulthood as well as the influence of past abuse on family dynamics. In the individual novels, the author uses various narrative situations and techniques in order to explore the way memory works. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1001564
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28150/10:63509893!RIV11-GA0-28150___
utb.identifier.obdid 43862300
utb.source j-riv
utb.contributor.internalauthor Trušník, Roman
utb.fulltext.affiliation Roman Trušník Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic Department of English and American Studies Faculty of Humanities Tomas Bata University in Zlín Mostní 5139 760 01 Zlín Czech Republic trusnik@fhs.utb.cz
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utb.fulltext.sponsorship The research for this paper was supported by GA ČR, Project 405/09/P357 “Faces of American Gay Novel After 1945.”
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