Here’s an excerpt from Michael McLane’s engaging review:

There is astonishing beauty throughout Theories of Forgetting, both in its text and in its form, in its disintegrating archives and its insistence that choices be made, momentums potentially altered. It moves and makes us move. It makes demands both physically and intellectually. Perhaps most importantly, it affirms the materiality of the book at a time when the numbers of digital publications are surging. However, Olsen, whose own interest in hypertext and other digital forms is well documented, does not offer an admonishment in Theories, but rather an alternative and complementary means into a text. It is something akin to travel or the questions Alana asks of herself, and perhaps unknowingly of Hugh:

Which direction will he go now?

And now?

Read the rest of the review HERE.

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