An eccentric collection of short pieces that touch on the subject of memory loss, from writers as varied as Martin Amis, Jorge Luis Borges, and Oliver Sacks.
Books published by Vintage
The original subtitle of this book defined it as “Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property,” which hints at the real message better than the revision: that real art, no matter the price, is always a gift from the artist to the audience.
A slim document observing the place most of us strive to avoid; a good lazy travel book.
A dense novel, concerning a small group of American ex-patriots and a series of cult murders. Strange and beautiful.
“If we…do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.”
Decades after a pandemic has ravaged the planet, a roving group of actors and musicians called The Symphony return to a small town and find that things are not as they were before.
Objects are disappearing: not the things themselves, although that is soon to follow, but the memory of them, the recognition and understanding of what they are and have been.
I am rather enamored with this book from Verlyn Klinkenborg, which presumes that most writing instruction is bullshit.