This week, I asked Twitter what their favorite novels/essays/books/poems about the nature of memory. I just wanted to share a few of those suggestions here:
- The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
- Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
- The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
- Orlando by Virginia Woolf
- Metaphors of Memory by Douwe Draaisma
- Context is Everything: The Nature of Memory by Susan Engel
- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
- “On Breakups” by Hanif Abdurraqib in The Paris Review
- “Memory and Imagination” by Patricia Hempl from I Could Tell You Stories.
- “Bad is Stronger than Good” by Roy F. Baumeister, et. al.