In the House of Memory

Title

In the House of Memory

Department

Medieval Studies

Document Type

Book

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Description

For his second novel, In the House of Memory, Clifford Davidson has turned to some seminal questions in our society: alienation of the dying, impersonal and badly managed nursing homes, Alzheimer's and/or stroke sufferers, unreliable memories, and the disconnect with traditional spirituality. Everything is reported through the consciousness of Davidson's protagonist, who is no longer able to remember his own name. He has bitter memories of childhood, and his unreliable recollections of adult life involve being a double agent during the Cold War. Such ambiguities are frequently reported of terminally ill persons, especially those who feel a strong sense of guilt and despair. It is a moving and terrifying book, comparable to the very best American writing in recent decades.

ISBN

978-1401071264

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

John H. Stroupe and Associates

City

Kalamazoo

Citation for published book

Davidson, C. (2000). In the house of memory / Clifford Davidsonz,.

In the House of Memory

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52371380

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