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Fragmentation and MemoryMeditations on Christian Doctrine$
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Karmen MacKendrick

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229499

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229499.001.0001

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Introduction: On Having Forgotten

Introduction: On Having Forgotten

(p.1) Introduction: On Having Forgotten
Fragmentation and Memory

Karmen MacKendrick

Fordham University Press

This chapter starts by exploring the idea of forgetting how to write. Then it looks into the initial surprise, the subsequent fragmentation, recollection, and even coherence of the written work providing the formative impetus and question for this text. It notes that the surprise of writing is that a work has somehow brought itself into existence while the writer was engaged in anxious distraction. Here, it tries to make that paradoxical mix of gathering and breakage thematic, particularly in terms of its functions in and as time. It also considers the importance of memory and fragmentation in understanding. The latter part of the chapter provides an outline of the topics covered in the book.

Keywords:   fragmentation, forgotten, surprise, writing, memory

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