TMR 19.7: “The Good Rememberer (A How-To Guide)” [THE REMEMBERED PART]

Former TMR guest Patrick Smith returns to discuss his reread of the first two volumes of the trilogy, how Fresán’s writing inspires him, hanging on to flights of prose, all of the wind in this book, what it means to fall, dogs, and much much more. It’s a comprehensive, deep look into what it takes to be a good reader, Ricardo Piglia’s “The Last Reader” and the paradoxes at the center of this novel.

This week’s music is “These Things Will Come to Be” by DJ Seinfeld, all for the outro bit of telephones and missing missed connections..

Next week we’ll be covering pages 422-490 (full schedule), and you can watch it live here, or by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

You can purchase each of the books in the trilogy separately (InventedDreamedRemembered, OR, if you don’t have them and are ready for the reading event of 2023, then get The Part Trilogy for $40—approximately 30% off.

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