May 8th, 2013 | Blog, Craft, Memoir Authors, Process | 3 Comments
Those of you who follow this blog know that I’m teaching an online memoir course. I’m captivated by watching my students grapple with and write about the past. Here are two passages for writers and anyone else who muses about the nature of memory, one from a novel and one from an essay, both beautiful and thought-provoking.
The first is from the narrator of the novel A Sport and a Pastime, by James Salter:
Certain things I remember exactly as they were. They are merely discolored a bit by time, like coins in the pocket of a forgotten suit.