Researching and Remembering the Past in Markas Zingeris’ Novel Grojimas dviese (Playing Duo)

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Aurelija Daukšaitė

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The paper aims at analysing how the topic of memory is handled in the novel Grojimas dviese (Playing Duo), which is written by Markas Zingeris and originally published in Lithuanian. The novel deals with the memory of the Holocaust in Kaunas (Lithuania) and the main character’s search for knowledge about the painful past. The analysis is based on a conceptual framework of trauma and memory studies and relies on such specialists in the field as Nicholas Chare, Jenny Edkins, Wulf Kansteiner, Marianne Hirsch, John Sutton, and others. It focuses on secondary trauma and its remembering which is currently gaining more and more interest in different fields of study, but in literary studies, it is still an underresearched topic. In Zingerisʼ novel, traumatic memory and speaking about it seem to be complicated in many ways.

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Daukšaitė, A. (2018). Researching and Remembering the Past in Markas Zingeris’ Novel Grojimas dviese (Playing Duo). HUMANITIES BULLETIN, 1(2), 239-250. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/HB/article/view/273
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