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Personal Life Is Life: Hershon’s “Bridges”

Misremembering and morphed oral histories create fantastic tales that hold great importance to families.  In those families, new generations learn, relearn, and retell these histories so that they become tales of what could have been even if they weren’t.  Such … Continue reading

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The Past Is Now: Lowenthal’s The Past Is A Foreign Country

I think David Lowenthal was creeping around my brain for a while.  He says, “Nostalgia transcends yearning for lost childhoods and scenes of early life, embracing imagined pasts never experienced by their devotees or perhaps by anyone” (xix).  I do … Continue reading

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Lying V. Not Telling The Truth: Atlas’s “Stranger Than Fiction”

The difference between lying and not telling the truth is intent.  A huge difference also lies between interpreting situations and altering facts.  James Atlas’s “Stranger Than Fiction” discusses Kitty Kelley’s biography of Nancy Reagan, and how the facts are “facts,” … Continue reading

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