Friday, 11 June 2021

Annie Ernaux, The Years

Really fascinating book weaving in personal and collective history and memory from 1940 to the early 2000s, documenting and commenting on vernacular and mundane snippets of domestic life and popular culture, dipping in and out of politically active spaces and mindsets, the personal and international impact massive global/political/technological events, the push and pull of conflicting ideologies and desires, the oscillating experience of empathy/apathy /energy/exhaustion /hope/disappointment, the memories and past selves housed in old photographs, the desire to document and write down moments of a life come and gone. 

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