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Kamel Daoud, Algerian novelist and journalist

Well just look at all the other Musas in this dive, one by one, and imagine—as I do—how they could have survived a shot fired in bright sunlight or how they managed never to cross paths with that writer of yours or, in a word, how they’ve managed to not be dead yet. — The […]

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Memory Stor(i)es By Stuart Johnson Stories of actual real-world controversies over the nature of memory, with actual real-world consequences, sometimes life and death. But by the end, memory remains remarkably elusive—as elusive as le temps perdu. A review of Alison Winter, Memory: Fragments of a Modern History (University of Chicago Press, 2012) Image is of “Cairn” […]

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Philip Guston, "Aggressor," 1978, private collection

Memory Stor(i)es By Stuart Johnson Stories of actual real-world controversies over the nature of memory, with actual real-world consequences, sometimes life and death. But by the end, memory remains remarkably elusive—as elusive as le temps perdu. A review of Alison Winter, Memory: Fragments of a Modern History (University of Chicago Press, 2012) Image is of “Cairn” […]

October 15, 2018

The paintings are alive through its creativity. For decades, its application is firmly rooted among the people. A great blog has been written about some historical paintings. I'm incredibly interested to read it fully. Thank you.

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Memory Stor(i)es By Stuart Johnson Stories of actual real-world controversies over the nature of memory, with actual real-world consequences, sometimes life and death. But by the end, memory remains remarkably elusive—as elusive as le temps perdu. A review of Alison Winter, Memory: Fragments of a Modern History (University of Chicago Press, 2012) Image is of “Cairn” […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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Memory Stor(i)es By Stuart Johnson Stories of actual real-world controversies over the nature of memory, with actual real-world consequences, sometimes life and death. But by the end, memory remains remarkably elusive—as elusive as le temps perdu. A review of Alison Winter, Memory: Fragments of a Modern History (University of Chicago Press, 2012) Image is of “Cairn” […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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