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The Memory Chalet

Tony Judt, Joe Barrett (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/11/2021)
Paperback (10/25/2011)
Hardcover, Chinese (7/1/2018)
MP3 CD (1/12/2021)
Paperback (9/1/2011)
Hardcover (11/1/2010)
Hardcover (11/11/2010)

Description

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year The Memory Chalet is a memoir unlike any you have ever read before. Each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Tony Judt's prodigious mind. His youthful love of a particular London bus route evolves into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning. Memories of the 1968 student riots of Paris meander through the divergent sex politics of Europe, before concluding that his generation was a revolutionary generation, but missed the revolution. A series of road trips across America lead not just to an appreciation of American history, but to an eventual acquisition of citizenship. Foods and trains and long-lost smells all compete for Judt's attention; but for us, he has forged his reflections into an elegant arc of analysis. All as simply and beautifully arranged as a Swiss chalet-a reassuring refuge deep in the mountains of memory.

Tantor Audio, 9798200200627

Publication Date: January 12, 2021