A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past

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Lewis Hyde

Author Talk

Tues., Oct. 29,

Time: 7 pm

Thoreau Farm

Event Donation: $5


Lewis Hyde is a MacArthur Fellow and former director of Creative Writing at Harvard University. He will discuss his latest book, A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past.

According to The Washington Post, “… he’s [Hyde] closer to Henry David Thoreau, who relished the sense of losing something instead of pounding his chest to insist that there was never anything to be lost. Thoreau, like Hyde, remembers forgetting, but he is consumed by neither memory nor loss.”

 Other books by Lewis Hyde include, Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art and The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, as well as a book of poems, This Error Is the Sign of Love.

This talk is co-sponsored by The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm and the Concord Festival of Authors.

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