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The Inheritance of Forgetting: Narratives of Postmemory

This chapter investigates the unknown or unseen past in postmemory texts, particularly in the work of Lisa Appignanesi and Linda Grant. The discourse of postmemory will be linked to theories on forgetting, trauma, silence, and writing. As in the previous chapters we are where collective memory and private remembrance meet, but this time the complexities introduced by the generational divide, in the adding of postmemory to the mix, infuses yet a different hue to the presence of the forgotten in memory texts. The role of the memory of our parents will come under special scrutiny when analysing texts where a parent’s dementia is one of the issues at stake.



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