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  • History With The Writing Of Trauma

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    American historian Dominick LaCapra closely connects the writing of history with the writing of trauma. Sacco succeeds at “reconstructing the past as objectively as possible” (LaCapra 186), particularly when depicting victim’s testimonies. It is under this framework that allows Sacco to include this type of tragic humor; he is not poking fun at the civilians/victims, but instead reveals the absurdity of the entire war. The conflict stirred when Serbs and Bosnians wanted control of the same territory