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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
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? '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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Hyde, Lewis
Dewey number
  • 128.3
  • 128.3
  • 128.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Memory
  • Memory in literature
  • Philosophy
Label
A primer for forgetting : getting past the past, Lewis Hyde
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786897428
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781786897428
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
A primer for forgetting : getting past the past, Lewis Hyde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786897428
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781786897428
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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