Memory: An Anthology
Editors: Harriet Harvey Wood & A.S. Byatt
Publisher: Vintage Books
Price: $34.95 (Paperback)
What is a civilization without memory? Its absence prohibits us from making historical connections, chronicling change or improving for the future. In the three-part Memory: An Anthology, the mysterious mental power is dissected in a score of essays by a selection of classic and contemporary academics and thinkers. From memory’s links to childhood and imagination to its influences in art and science, the collection approaches memory from a plethora of perspectives. Intertwined with writings by Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Wordsworth and others, Memory balances educational and literary bodies of thought.