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The Unreality of Memory

And Other Essays

By Elisa Gabbert
Narrated by Chelsea Stephens / 7 hours 9 minutes

We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase "Did you see?" The feeling that we're living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten—and each new catastrophe distracts us from the last. The Unreality of Memory collects provocative, searching essays on disaster culture, climate anxiety, and our mounting collective sense of doom. In this new collection, acclaimed poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert explores our obsessions with disasters past and future, from the sinking of the Titanic to Chernobyl, from witch hunts to the plague. These deeply researched, prophetic meditations question how the world will end—if indeed it will—and why we can't stop fantasizing about it.

Can we avoid repeating history? Can we understand our moment from inside the moment? With The Unreality of Memory, Gabbert offers a hauntingly perceptive analysis of our new ways of being and a means of reconciling ourselves to this unreal new world.

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Author
Narrator Chelsea Stephens
ISBN 9781705248720
Length 7 hours 9 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Essays & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #11,354 Overall
Genre rank #258 in Essays