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"Terror, disaster, memory, selfhood, happiness . . . leave it to a poet to tackle the unthinkable so wisely and so wittily."* A literary guide to life in the pre-apocalypse, The Unreality of Memory collects profound and prophetic essays on the Internet age's media-saturated disaster coverage and our addiction to viewing and discussing the world's ills.

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Paperback, 256 pages
Expected publication: August 11th 2020 by Fsg Originals
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Elisa Gabbert is a poet and essayist. Her books include The Word Pretty; L'Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems; The Self Unstable; and The French Exit. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the NYRB, Guernica, the Guardian, A Public Space and elsewhere.