The Promise of Memory by Lorna Martens
Childhood Recollection and Its Objects in Literary Modernism

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We once believed in the power of Proust’s madeleine and Wordsworth’s boyhood memories—before literary culture began to defer to Freud’s questioning of adult memories of childhood. In this first sustained look at childhood memories as depicted in literature, Lorna Martens reveals how much we may have lost by turning our attention the other way.
 

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Lorna Martens is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia.
 
Published October 10, 2011 by Harvard University Press. 284 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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