“DORA BRUDER” AS AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING OF PATRICK MODIANO

  • Mira Utami UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
Keywords: Trauma, Memory, Postmemory, inheritance, Holocaust, past experience, autobiographical novel, Dora Bruder, Patrick Modiano

Abstract

Trauma become a part of memory in human’s life in regard with past. The form of
trauma as an emotional scar inside an individual can follow the heirs, reflected in the life of
later generations. It also happens in literature, as a way to unconsciously share the traumatic
events, as the result of author’s memories. Dora Bruder is a novel by Patrick Modiano which
is written as the way to release the experience of diffculties in the past that likely become his
trauma. This research will describe the condition of Dora Bruder as an autobiographical
novel of Modiano because it is happened to share the same difficulties, such as a bad-term
relationship with family and lost family members. The research is based on theory of Memory
by Anne Whitehead and Postmemory by Marianne Hirsch.

Published
2020-09-19