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Writing and Memory – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James

September 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Admin, Culture, Reading Related, Writing

I would never have taken a note in the first place except out of the fear that what I was reading would soon slip away: a fear all too well founded. The Russian symbolist writer Andrei Bely once said that what we keep in our heads is the sum of a writer: a “composite quotation.” But the only reason I still know that Bely once said that is that I wrote it down.

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