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Double Memories: Multiple Versions of Memories as a Way to Understand Characters and Ourselves

  • Nicholas Frangipane
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Abstract

This chapter examines the connection between storytelling and memory in recent and contemporary novels, and how stories told in multiple versions reflect the way we understand experience. This chapter discusses several novels in which narrators or characters misremember events, causing two versions to come into existence. The way these writers deal with multiple versions serves as a commentary on how contemporary subjects may view truth.

Keywords

Cognitive cultural studies Ishiguro Memory Schacter Theory of mind Zunshine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Frangipane
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  1. 1.Suffolk UniversityBostonUSA

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