A memory that imagines: the fusion of memory and imagination in Jorge Semprún's literary testimonies

Maria Shakhray

Abstract


The present work deals with the genre of literary testimony and explores its double literary-historical status, as well as its unique position at the crossroads between memory and imagination. The paper analyses the specificity of Jorge Semprún’s literary testimonies and focuses itself on the phenomenon of the imaginary memories and the image of snow, considering emblematic examples of the fusion of mnemonic and imaginary faculties.


Keywords


literary testimony; memory; imagination; fiction; history; Jorge Semprún.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/3698

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-25753

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