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A Primer for Forgetting

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A Primer for Forgetting by Lewis Hyde is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late June.

4 parts, labeled as ‘Notebooks’, about the philosophic qualities of forgetting and memory, plus poetry, literature, mythology & tribal lore, English definition of language-specific terms having to do with such, diary entries of the author’s dreams, photos of objects, artifacts, and works of art, and forgetting or lapse of memory within a tragic/criminal act or on behalf of a nation toward its own history.
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A well curated collection of writings on memory and forgetting from a wide range of sources, dating as far back as ancient Greece.  Much food for thought on the topic, but was organized in such a way, that the information came as a flood of deep thoughts without the organization or synthesis to help the reader, well, remember and process deeply.
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