On Nostalgia, Happiness and Tears – Review of “The Boys” by Rick Schatzberg

FRAMES magazine reviews Rick Schatzberg’s THE BOYS:

“Here is a proposition:

Memory demands the present.

At one level this is obvious. Memory, by definition, resides in the previous, in the past, in the already-happened. But I’m not talking about simple data. Where did I leave my keys? Oh, they’re over there. I’m talking about the memories we carry, quietly, secret sometimes even to ourselves, through every day. I’m talking about how memory makes us feel. Memory has emotional, spiritual, sometimes soul-lifting and sometimes soul-crushing weight.”

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