A Primer for Forgetting

A Primer for Forgetting

“One of our true superstars of nonfiction” (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.

We live in a culture that prizes memory—how much we can store, the quality of what’s preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 18, 2019)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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