quotes tagged with 'knowledge', page 4

The 'our' in Mary Borden's preface is also a footnote to history, stressing female presence and communality within the forbidden zone.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 183Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge gender femininity Borden 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The shattered male body is a central concern during and after the war years. What differing claims do the women make upon this body and how do they write it-with their own bodies responding, recoiling or rarefied-in their texts? I shall argue for the importance of the tremulous, private body of the young female nurse as a way of knowing and representing historical trauma.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 178Saved by highflyingbabe in body experience knowledge youth femininity trauma touch 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I write with full awareness that this is only one of the many narratives of the war.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 11Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge writing trauma 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Borden would boldly lay claim to bodily knowledge, traditionally associated with the male experience of the war.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 8Saved by highflyingbabe in body experience knowledge trauma Borden 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I think that woman, myself, must have been in a trance, or under some horrible spell. Her feet are lumps of fire, her face is clammy, her apron is splashed with blood; but she moves ceaselessly about with bright burning eyes and handles the dreadful wreckage of men as if in a dream. She does not seem to notice the wounds or the blood.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 99Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge gender shield femininity horror trauma 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Foul odours, foul words, foul matter swirled round his, and always there was that terror in his eyes, and the sweat pouring down his body that was greenish now as if covered with slime.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 53Saved by highflyingbabe in body knowledge witness horror 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

they were all deformed, and certainly their deformity was the deformity of the war.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 23Saved by highflyingbabe in body duty knowledge flesh witness horror 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is one's duty to look at the paper. It is one's duty to look at the man. It is one's duty to find out where he has come from and where he is going.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 19Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty experience responsibility knowledge guilt futility 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The coats of the little men who come out of the boxes are too big for them; their rifles with the bayonets too heavy.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 19Saved by highflyingbabe in duty knowledge masculinity gender youth horror 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

They know, not only everything that is contained in it, but all the rest that can never be written.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone,3Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge witness trauma 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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