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Portkeys to Trauma

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.18.2013 | Crime
Robert D. Stolorow

As a wizard, Harry Potter encountered portkeys -- objects that transported him instantly to other places, obliterating the duration ordinarily required for travel from one location to another. Portkeys to trauma return us again and again to an experience of traumatization.

Powerless to Protect

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 08.08.2013 | Crime
Robert D. Stolorow

Yesterday morning, shortly before noon, my wife Julia dropped off our daughter Emily at Santa Monica College to take her final exam in English. A few ...

Trauma And The Hourglass Of Time

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

If you, or someone you care about, ever experience a traumatic loss, never think or utter the words, "You have to let it go and move on." Time does not heal the wounds of trauma.

The Work of Mourning, by Jacques Derrida

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

True to its title, Jacques Derrida's The Work of Mourning (2001) is a haunting book, consisting in a series of 14 texts, each memorializing one of his...