[Book Quote Tuesday] Writing in Remembrance As An Act Of Defiance

Myra here.

It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.

For the month of JUNE, our book quote theme is: DEFIANCE.

In the wake of the recently-concluded Philippine election, my mood for the entire month is reflected in our book quote theme.

I started reading Susan Orlean’s The Library Book (Amazon | Book Depository) a few years back but did not get a chance to finish it – and I had to return it to the library. I like how she has framed writing as a belief in the “persistence of memory.” As people determinedly attempt to forget the horrors of the past, this act of remembrance and writing is indeed an act of defiance.

Do you believe in the ‘persistence of memory?’

June 28, 2022 at 06:31AM Myra Garces-Bacsal