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Representations of forgetting in life writing and fiction

Author: Gunnthórunn Gudmundsdóttir
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Series: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book primarily focuses on the concept of forgetting, with particular emphasis on how we can trace the forgotten in contemporary life writing and memory texts. It consists of two main parts: the first concentrates on life writing in particular and what the author calls 'scenes of forgetting'; the second examines both fiction and autobiographies that deal with questions of collective memory/forgetting. The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gunnthórunn Gudmundsdóttir
ISBN: 9781137598639 1137598638
OCLC Number: 967683065
Description: xii, 188 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Writing the Forgotten --
pt. I Scenes of Forgetting in Life Writing --
2. Forewords and Forgettings: Introductions and Preambles in Autobiography --
3. Forgetting and the Writing Moment: Corrections and Family Archives --
4. Forgetting Online: Self-representation on Social Network Sites --
pt. II The Past Recovered --
5. Excavating a Troubled Past: Spanish Memory Texts --
6. Forgetting as Disguise: Memory Debates of Occupation --
7. The Inheritance of Forgetting: Narratives of Postmemory --
8. Coda: Aide de memoire or Aide Doubli: Forgetting with Photographs.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Responsibility: Gunnthorunn Gudmundsdottir.

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