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Memory Made, Hacked, and Outsourced

How the 21st Century Anglophone Novels Remember and Forget

Author Chia-Chieh Mavis Tseng

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This book probes the complex relationship between memory and storytelling in contemporary literature. It not only examines how memory is constantly made and remade through words and stories but also explores how literary practices and imagination are shaping new concepts of memory in the 21st century. By analyzing the selected novels – Penelope Lively’s The Photograph, Tom McCarthy’s Remainder, Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending and The Only Story, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and Felicia Yap’s Yesterday – this book explores the dynamic interplay of remembering and forgetting, and redefines the relationship between fiction and memory in the 21st century.

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