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The Business of Memory: The Art of Remembering in an Age of Forgetting (Graywolf Forum Three)

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Publisher:Graywolf Press, 1999

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In the current information age, "memory" is as likely to be an attribute of a computer as a human being. In Graywolf Forum Three: The Business of Memory, editor Charles Baxter invites twelve creative writers to contemplate the externalization of what was once so deeply personal. The resulting essays address a provocative range of topics: the explosion of interest in the memoir; the recovered-memory movement; America in the grip of an "amnesia plague;" the need for coherent stories of our past to help us organize our present; and forgetfulness--political, cultural, and literary--and the shame and allure it holds. Throughout, these fascinating pieces illuminate the art of remembering in a time when memory has become a highly measurable commodity.

Contributors:

Charles Baxter
Richard Bausch
Karen Brennan
Bernard Cooper
Lydia Davis
Steve Erickson
Alvin Greenberg
Patricia Hampl
Margot Livesey
James A. McPherson
Victoria Morrow
Michael Ryan
Sylvia Watanabe

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