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Author Judt, Tony.

Title The memory chalet / Tony Judt.

Published New York : Penguin Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  909.82 JUDT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 226 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary "'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."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.
Twentieth century.
Authors, English -- 21st century -- Biography.
ISBN 9781594202896