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With the death of her aunt, Maria Stepanova is left to sift through an apartment full of faded photographs, old postcards, letters, diaries, and heaps of souvenirs: a withered repository of a century of life in Russia. Carefully reassembled with calm, steady hands, these shards tell the story of how a seemingly ordinary Jewish family somehow managed to survive the myriad persecutions and repressions of the last century.
dialogue with writers like Roland Barthes, W. G. Sebald, Susan
Sontag and Osip Mandelstam, IN MEMORY OF MEMORY is imbued with rare
intellectual curiosity and a wonderfully soft-spoken, poetic voice.
Dipping into various forms - essay, fiction, memoir, travelogue and
historical documents - Stepanova assembles a vast panorama of ideas and
personalities and offers an entirely new and bold exploration of
cultural and personal memory.
In Memory of Memory - Maria Stepanova
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