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The Promise of Memory

Childhood Recollection and Its Objects in Literary Modernism

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674061460

Publication Date: 10/10/2011

Short

284 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 halftones

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A compelling study of Proust, Rainer Maria Rilke and Walter Benjamin, and the theme of childhood memory in modernist writing.—Marc Farrant, The Times Literary Supplement

In this brilliant, wide-ranging study of how writers construct childhood memories, Martens takes us from Wordsworth’s cult of the child to the mysteries of recollection in modernist fictions. With lively erudition and exquisite precision, she shows how inventiveness about times past has its own revelatory energy and poetic truth.—Maria Tatar, Harvard University

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