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The Resource A primer for forgetting : getting past the past, Lewis Hyde

A primer for forgetting : getting past the past, Lewis Hyde

Label
A primer for forgetting : getting past the past
Title
A primer for forgetting
Title remainder
getting past the past
Statement of responsibility
Lewis Hyde
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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? This book is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography, and social criticism. It forges a new version 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. Drawing material from Hesiod to Jorge Luis Borges to Elizabeth Bishop to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from myths and legends to very real and recent traumas both personal and historical
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1945-
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Hyde, Lewis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hyde, Lewis
  • Memory
  • Memory in art
  • Memory in literature
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Memory
  • Psychology
Target audience
adult
Label
A primer for forgetting : getting past the past, Lewis Hyde
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • Creator
  • What this is
  • Notebook I:
  • Myth
  • Notebook II:
  • Self
  • Notebook III:
  • Nation
  • Notebook IV:
Control code
p2251359918
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786897428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A primer for forgetting : getting past the past, Lewis Hyde
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • Creator
  • What this is
  • Notebook I:
  • Myth
  • Notebook II:
  • Self
  • Notebook III:
  • Nation
  • Notebook IV:
Control code
p2251359918
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786897428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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