The Future Imperfect: Memoir and the Family Photograph

Rau, Petra ORCID: (2023) The Future Imperfect: Memoir and the Family Photograph. European Journal of Life Writing, 12. C9-C21. ISSN 2211-243X

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In ‘The Future Imperfect’ Petra Rau reflects on the meaning of her mother’s narrowly averted attempt to discard the family photo albums, and on the function of the photo album as a retroactive personal narrative. The difficulty of reading family photographs that precede one’s own experience and recollection is the subject of the second part, an excerpt from the as yet unpublished family memoir Hinterland.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: photography,life writing,memoir
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2023 15:30
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2023 09:34
DOI: 10.21827/ejlw.12.40987


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