September 24, 2011
Candia McWilliam gave a class on memory and imagination in Stockbridge Library in Edinburgh.
Read. Look. Listen. Remember. Read more. Reread. SPY. COLLECT. Observe. TUNE IN. [Do not drop out]. Find the right word for the precise feeling, the word that sounds right and lies happily with the words on either side of it .You are weaving tight and close something that must feel light and transparent. To pay attention is everything. Nothing need ever be wasted.
|Evelyn Waugh||Handful of Dust|
|Ford Madox Ford||The Good Soldier|
|Giuseppe Tomassi di Lampedusa||The Leopard|
|Elizabeth Bowen||The Heat of the Day|
|Alan Warner||Morvern Callar|
|George Mackay Brown||Greenvoe|
|Julian Barnes||Arthur and George|
|Henry James||What Maisie Knew|
|Sybille Bedford||A Legacy|
|James Hogg||Confessions of a Justified Sinner|
|Henry James||The Golden Bowl|
|Leo Tolstoy||Anna Karenina|
|Gustave Flaubert||Madame Bovary|
|Marcel Proust||In Search of Lost Time|
And for serious lifelong rereading fun A Dance to The Music Of Time by Anthony Powell which will change each time you go back to it.
The list is as long as the time you give it .