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Art in response to trauma: Louise Allen and Maude Julien

An illuminating programme in which two authors talk about how discovering art and literature - both creatively and appreciatively - helped them survive and transcend trauma and neglect in childhood. Broadcast on Front Row, BBC Radio 4 on 16-02-2018.

 

Episode description:

"The trauma of child abuse lies at the heart of two new memoirs - Louise Allen's Thrown Away Child, and The Only Girl in the World by the French writer Maude Julien. 

As they look back over their years of mistreatment by the adults in their lives, they explain how they found solace in art and literature - which provided both a lifeline, and an escape from pain and deprivation that was being inflicted on them from a very early age."

 

Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

 

Listen on the BBC Website HERE.

 

 

Posted on 26 February 2018

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