Abstract

"Bearing Proxy-Witness" explores the relationship between ghostwriting and proxy-witnessing an historical trauma. Focusing on a collection of letters written by a member of Patton's Third Army who liberated Nazi concentration camps, this essay examines the effects of writing another's experience-across national and generational geographies-in the construction of identity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 58-72
Launched on MUSE
2002-01-01
Open Access
No
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