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The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict$
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Stephen Hopkins

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319426

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.001.0001

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Victims and Memoir-Writing: Leaving the Troubles Behind?

Victims and Memoir-Writing: Leaving the Troubles Behind?

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(p.178) Chapter 10 Victims and Memoir-Writing: Leaving the Troubles Behind?
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The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict
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Stephen Hopkins

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.003.0010

This chapter examines a distinctive dimension of memoir-writing regarding the Troubles in Northern Ireland, namely the experiences of victims/survivors who have been intimately affected by the violent conflict. Whether in terms of physical or psychological suffering, or bereavement, these individuals often use their memoirs to cope with the traumatic effects of these experiences. The political scope of such works is often circumscribed, but on occasion these ‘humanising’ stories of the Troubles have had a broad societal impact. The chapter concentrates upon memoirs by Gordon Wilson, Colin and Wendy Parry, Rita Restorick, Stephen Travers and Timothy Knatchbull.

Keywords:   Victims/survivors of violence, Physical/psychological suffering, Trauma, Humanising stories, Gordon Wilson, Colin and Wendy Parry, Rita Restorick, Stephen Travers, Timothy Knatchbull

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