The Business of Memory
The Art of Remembering in An Age of ForgettingBook - 1999
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 BaxterRichard BauschKaren BrennanBernard CooperLydia DavisSteve EricksonAlvin GreenbergPatricia HamplMargot LiveseyJames A. McPhersonVictoria MorrowMichael RyanSylvia Watanabe
Publisher: Saint Paul : Graywolf Press, c1999.
Branch Call Number: 808.84 BUSINESS
Characteristics: x, 174 pages ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Art of remembering in an age of forgetting