Tony Judt Writing Styles in The Memory Chalet

Tony Judt
This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Memory Chalet.
This section contains 786 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Memory Chalet Study Guide

Perspective

This collection is written from the perspective of Tony Judt, in his mid-sixties, looking back on his life in what he knows are the final years before his death. The fact that Judt suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) greatly impacts his perspective on his memories. The disease has nearly paralyzed him - at the time of publication Judt had lost all movement except in his face (including vocal chords), which allowed him to document his thoughts only through the use of a transcriber. For a writer, having to dictate one's essays rather than write them with a pen and paper would have a profound impact on the creation and editing of thoughts. Judt admits to the reader that these essays were never meant to be published and that he compiled them without the hindrance (or benefit) of an internal editor. Essentially, these essays are highly styled but...

(read more)

This section contains 786 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Memory Chalet Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Memory Chalet from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook