Remembering – On The Sense of an Ending and Waterland

It's not my first time to write about The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, and Waterland, by Graham Swift, on this blog. Well, to some extent, it is... because the last time I actually didn't write about them; I simply extracted a paragraph of each one. Why do these books matter so much … Continue reading Remembering – On The Sense of an Ending and Waterland

History

History is that impossible thing: the attempt to give an account, with incomplete knowledge, of actions themselves undertaken with incomplete knowledge. (Waterland - Graham Swift) History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation. (The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes) The days gone by … Continue reading History