Tell Me Everything You Can’t Remember (2017) is Christine Hyung-Oak Lee’s Denkmal (or perhaps better, a Mahnmal) for her stroke at age 33 and subsequent rebuilding. This is the third stroke I know of for a then-thirtysomething woman. In each case, no one expected such an event and thus no one provided the right medical responses until late. One is on disability payments sufficient to let her live quietly. One left a job and quit researching and writing really good literary-historical scholarship in order to research and write knitting patterns. One is Christine, who then had a child, was cheated on, was divorced, has a new partner. Continue reading “thought and memory”
For years, I’ve blogged reading elsewhere. This book seems a good companion to other rn ruminations and excavations lately. Plus, it’s shorter than the other draft I’ve been trying to edit down. This post has sat for several weeks, anyway.