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Tony Judt

The Memory Chalet

The Memory Chalet

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The Memory Chalet is a memoir unlike any you have ever read before.

Each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Tony Judt's prodigious mind. His youthful love of a particular London bus route evolves into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning. Memories of the 1968 student riots of Paris meander through the divergent sex politics of Europe, before concluding that his generation 'was a revolutionary generation, but missed the revolution'.

A series of roadtrips across America lead not just to an appreciation of American history, but to an eventual acquisition of citizenship. Foods and trains and long-lost smells all compete for Judt's attention; but for us, he has forged his reflections into an elegant arc of analysis.

All as simply and beautifully arranged as a Swiss chalet - a reassuring refuge deep in the mountains of memory.

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