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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome acclaimed scholar, translator, cultural critic, and writer LEWIS HYDE for a discussion of his latest book, "A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past." We live in a culture that prizes memory--how much we can store, the quality of what's preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear--be it in the form of illness or simple absentmindedness--but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and rebirth?