Van has finished reading…According To Mark by Penelope Lively

4 Nov

According To Mark by Penelope Lively

Do we know our own history? How would it differ from our friends’ accounts of us? What would someone we don’t know make of it?
How much can we trust our own opinion? Memory is a strange thing, a recording of sorts, as editable as any physical media – and as vulnerable too. At some stage in the faint trace of our lives our own history gets edited, becomes part of the homogenous capital, and of course most of us at that point get edited out of History entirely. But we were all there. We’re all contemporary with the events our existence. We all make history what it is…up to a point.

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