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L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory
Cavert, Mary Beth. “L.m. Montgomery And Cultural Memory: The Value Of Paratext In Montgomery Books”. The Shining Scroll (2012): 22. Print.
L.M. Montgomery’s first-edition books extend cultural memory in very tangible and valuable ways. The text of the stories themselves are, as Dr. Trinna Frever noted at the 2012 Montgomery conference, an “act of remembering through story telling.” The first pages of a book, before the story begins, also contain personal and historical messages to Montgomery’s readers. The “paratext” (the author’s words found in the dedication pages of Montgomery’s books) and personal messages from the original owners of the books, are bridges between generations. These two invitations to discovery intrigue me and enhance my interest in historical inquiries., Source type: Print(0), http://www.weebly.com/uploads/2/2/6/5/226525/the_shining_scroll_2012_part_1.pdf