“Memory, in short, is engraved not merely by the life we have led but by the life of the mind…by all the lives we so nearly led but missed by an inch, and—if we grant enough leeway to the imagination—by the lives of others, which can cut into ours every bit as sharply as our own experience.” – Anthony Lane, writing about W.G. Sebald in The New Yorker (May 29, 2000)
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The abandoned self, the integrated one – but isn’t homophobia gone?
I am a believer in coincidence. (See last week’s post, Synchronicity: coincidence, literature, & suicide, or A brain of one’s own.) By which I mean that life is filled with funny details that make patterns or bring things together—sometimes literally, … Continue reading
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