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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--be it in the form of illness or simple absentmindedness--but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and rebirth? Lewis Hyde's A Primer for Forgetting is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography, and social criticism by the author of the classics The Gift and Trickster Makes This World. It forges a new vision 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 creative 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, A Primer for Forgetting is a unique and remarkable synthesis that only Lewis Hyde could have produced."--Page [2] of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hyde, Lewis
Dewey number
153.1/25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF378.F7
LC item number
H93 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Psychology
Label
A primer for forgetting : getting past the past, Lewis Hyde
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223122867675
  • 31223122867360
  • 31223122867527
  • 31223122867758
  • 31223122867592
  • 31223122867444
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-357) 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
What this is -- Notebook I: myth -- Notebook II: self -- Notebook III: nation -- Notebook IV: creator
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780374237219
Lccn
2018050163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053487922
Label
A primer for forgetting : getting past the past, Lewis Hyde
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223122867675
  • 31223122867360
  • 31223122867527
  • 31223122867758
  • 31223122867592
  • 31223122867444
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-357) 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
What this is -- Notebook I: myth -- Notebook II: self -- Notebook III: nation -- Notebook IV: creator
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780374237219
Lccn
2018050163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053487922

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