In Memory of Memory

In Memory of Memory

Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize

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With the death of her aunt, Maria Stepanova is left to sift through an apartment full of faded photographs, old postcards, letters, diaries, and heaps of souvenirs: a withered repository of a century of life in Russia. Carefully reassembled with calm, steady hands, these shards tell the story of how a seemingly ordinary Jewish family somehow managed to survive the myriad persecutions and repressions of the last century. In dialogue with writers like Roland Barthes, W. G. Sebald, Susan Sontag and Osip Mandelstam, In Memory of Memory is imbued with rare intellectual curiosity and a wonderfully soft-spoken, poetic voice. Dipping into various forms - essay, fiction, memoir, travelogue and historical documents - Stepanova assembles a vast panorama of ideas and personalities and offers an entirely new and bold exploration of cultural and personal memory.

Book information

ISBN: 9781913097530
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Imprint: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Pub date:
Edition: Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize
Language: English
Sales rank: 281
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 500g
Height: 128mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 36mm