Thursday, August 25, 2005
Umberto Eco [Listen]
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (Harcourt)
The loss of memory is Umberto Eco’s subject here. After a stroke, an antiquarian bookseller remembers every book he's read--but he remembers nothing about himself. In this conversation, Eco talks about the difference between memories "made of paper" and vital memories--those transformed by the experience of love.
Read an excerpt from the book.