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The language at Ann Weiss's disposal is inadequate and trite, a reflection of the unspeakableness of her tragedy, but also a reference to people's inability to transcend the cultural discourses in which they are enmeshed.
In other words, Alvarez uses absences and unspeakableness to
The problem may well be not so much the ineffectiveness of the "treatment" as it was the unspeakableness of the problem.