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A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past By Lewis Hyde Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250619532
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Picador - September 22nd, 2020

Lewis Hyde imagines a world in which the loss of memory—not published thought, not the Cloud, not ink spilled or the tyranny of documentation—is not only a gift, but a foundation for nations, the self, and creation. Lewis Hyde's goal isn't to comfort, but to create a new mythology of loss, citing Borges, Virgil, Emerson, John Cage, and dozens more, pasting together quotes and anecdotes, aphorism and vignette in what must be Hyde's greatest work, a sublime museum of loss as swift and venerable as the river Lethe.

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