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Graywolf Forum #3: The Business of Memory: The Art of Remembering in an Age of Forgetting

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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

Charles Baxter is the author of several books, including Burning Down the House and Believers. He has been honored with an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Baxter lives in Ann Arbor and teaches at the University of Michigan.

In the current Information Age, "memory" is as likely to be a computer attribute as a human one. For this essay collection, the esteemed fiction writer and essayist Charles Baxter invited twelve other writers to contemplate the externalization of what was once so deeply personal.

These pieces thus address a provocative range of topics: the recent explosion of interest in memoirs; 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 forgetfulnesspolitical, cultural, and literaryand the shame as well as the allure that it holds. Throughout, these fascinating writings illuminate the art of remembering at 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

"For anyone involved in the art of introspection, this slim, articulate volume is unforgettable."Kirkus Reviews

"Beautifully written essays that deftly explore the act of memoir-making and the art of storytelling. Ranging from tales of trauma and loss to quotidian and even banal events, they probe the tension between memory and forgetting and the mysteries of how we do each."Library Journal

Synopsis:

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.

Charles Baxter is the author of several books, including Burning Down the House and Believers. He has been honored with an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Baxter lives in Ann Arbor and teaches at the University of Michigan.

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

About the Author

Charles Baxter is the author of several books, including Burning Down the House and Believers. He has been honored with an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Baxter lives in Ann Arbor and teaches at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

  1. So long ago /Richard Bausch
  2. Book of names /Sylvia Watanabe
  3. Third servant /Margot Livesey
  4. Don't look /Victoria Morrow
  5. Dream, memory, story, and the recovery of narrative /Karen Brennan
  6. El Camino Real /James A. McPherson
  7. Dog of memory /Alvin Greenberg
  8. Remember the Van Wagenens /Lydia Davis
  9. Marketing memory /Bernard Cooper
  10. Other people's secrets /Patricia Hampl
  11. Tell me a story /Michael Ryan
  12. Shame and forgetting in the information age /Charles Baxter
  13. American nomad /Steve Erickson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555972875
Subtitle:
The Art of Remembering in an Age of Forgetting
Editor:
Baxter, Charles
Editor:
Baxter, Charles
Author:
Baxter, Charles
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Miscellanea
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Memory Improvement
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Autobiographical memory
Subject:
Memory (Philosophy)
Subject:
Personal Growth - Memory Improvement
Subject:
Autobiographical memory - Miscellanea
Subject:
Self Help-Memory and Thinking Skills
Subject:
Skills
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Graywolf Forum
Series Volume:
No. 3
Publication Date:
19990401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
9.22 x 5.96 x 0.56 in

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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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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.

Charles Baxter is the author of several books, including Burning Down the House and Believers. He has been honored with an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Baxter lives in Ann Arbor and teaches at the University of Michigan.

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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