A primer for forgetting : getting past the past / Lewis Hyde.
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Forlag: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2019.
ISBN: 9781786897428 (hbk.) :
We live in a culture that prizes memory - how much we can store, the quality of what's preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear, but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and forgiveness? 'A Primer for Forgetting' is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography and social criticism. It forges a new 'history of forgetfulness' by assembling fragments of art and writing from the ancient world to the modern, weighing the potential boons forgetfulness might offer the present moment as a philosophical and political force. It also turns inward, using the author's own life and memory as a canvas upon which to extol the virtues of a concept too long taken as an evil.
372 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
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