By Jeffrey Andrew Barash
Crucial to Barash’s research is a glance on the radical modifications that the symbolic configurations of collective reminiscence have gone through with the increase of latest applied sciences of mass communique. He provocatively demonstrates how such applied sciences’ capability to simulate direct experience—especially through the image—actually makes extra palpable collective memory’s barriers and the opacity of the heritage, which constantly lies past the succeed in of residing reminiscence. Thwarting skepticism, notwithstanding, he ultimately appears to literature—specifically writers akin to Marcel Proust, Walter Scott, and W. G. Sebald—to discover refined nuances of temporality that may provide inconspicuous logos of a previous historic reality.
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Collective Memory and the Historical Past by Jeffrey Andrew Barash