The Promise of Memory

The Promise of Memory

by Lorna Martens

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Overview

The Promise of Memory by Lorna Martens

We once believed in the power of Proust’s madeleine and Wordsworth’s boyhood memories—before literary culture began to defer to Freud’s questioning of adult memories of childhood. In this first sustained look at childhood memories as depicted in literature, Lorna Martens reveals how much we may have lost by turning our attention the other way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674063105
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/10/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lorna Martens is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia.

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