Life Writing and Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe

  • Simona Mitroiu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Part I

  3. Narratives of Belonging

  4. Life Histories and Representations of Trauma

  5. Political Change and Responsibility

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 260-266

About this book


This volume addresses the issues of remembering and performing the past in Eastern European ex-communist states in the context of multiplication of the voices of the past. The book analyzes the various ways in which memory and remembrance operate; it does so by using different methods of recollecting the past, from oral history to cultural and historical institutions, and by drawing on various political and cultural theories and concepts. Through well-documented case studies the volume showcases the plurality of approaches available for analyzing the relationship between memory and narrative from an interdisciplinary and international perspective.


Life Writing Eastern European Literature Modern European Literature Contemporary Literature Europe history of literature Imagination Narrative transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • Simona Mitroiu
    • 1
  1. 1.Alexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityRomania

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