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Lethe : the art and critique of forgetting

Author: Harald Weinrich
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lethe is an exploration of the art of forgetting - as the counterpart of the rhetorical art of memory - in Western culture from the Greeks to the present. It offers analyses of works by, among others, Augustine, Bellow, Borges, Casanova, Celan, Cervantes, Dante, Descartes, Freud, Goethe, Homer, Kant, Kleist, Levi, Locke, Mallarme, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Ovid, Pirandello, Plato, Proust, Rabelais, Rousseau, Sartre,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harald Weinrich
ISBN: 0801441935 9780801441936
OCLC Number: 53131150
Awards: Winner of Cowinner of the MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Priz.
Description: vi, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Language of Forgetting --
II. Mortal and Immortal Forgetting --
III. The Wit of Forgetful Reason --
IV. Enlightened Forgetting --
V. On the Risks of Remembering and Forgetting --
VI. New Power from the Art of Forgetting --
VII. On the Poetry of Forgetting --
VIII. The Right to Forget, Peace through Forgetting? --
IX. Auschwitz and No Forgetting --
X. Stored, in Other Words, Forgotten.
Other Titles: Lethe.
Responsibility: Harald Weinrich ; Translated from the German by Steven Rendall.
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"Surveying the 'high' literary and philosophical tradition, he casts forgetting in a new light. Memory loss, as commonly understood, is a form of pathology, an illness, and a cause of great anxiety - Read more...

 
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