Courage by Maria Tumarkin

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December 2007–January 2008, no. 297

Courage by Maria Tumarkin

MUP, $32.95 pb, 244 pp

Courage by Maria Tumarkin

by
December 2007–January 2008, no. 297

From the horror of ‘traumascapes’ – the eponymous subject of Tumarkin’s first book (2005) – to the noble quality we call courage is one of those small steps that equate to giant leaps. Having spent a long time thinking and writing about the devastation caused to particular sites during the harsher episodes of recent history, Tumarkin has moved on to the human sentiments associated with those acts. Courage is not the only one, but because it appears so positive and universal it is a prime subject for interrogation, even deconstruction. (Yes, Maria, I know this is the theory-speak you disdain, but like the language of science, its vocabulary can lead to clarification as well as obfuscation.)

Judith Armstrong on 'Courage: Guts, grit, spine, heart, balls, verve' by Maria Tumarkin

Courage

by Maria Tumarkin

MUP, $32.95 pb, 244 pp

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