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Brothers, D. (2012). Murakami, Connoisseur of Uncertainty: Commentary on Paper by Thomas Rosbrow. Psychoanal. Dial., 22(2):228-233.

(2012). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22(2):228-233

Murakami, Connoisseur of Uncertainty: Commentary on Paper by Thomas Rosbrow

Doris Brothers, Ph.D.

My discussion embroiders around Thomas Rosbrow's view of Murakami as a “trauma analyst.” I highlight the ways in which Murakami's writing reflects his keen sensitivity to existential uncertainty and how he seems to understand trauma, much as I do, as a shattering experience that destroys the certainties that organize psychological life and generates efforts at self restoration. Although I share Rosbrow's view that “After the Quake” depicts a character's awakening from the dissociative manifestations of trauma, I spell out how my perspective on this process differs from his.

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