Candia McWilliam gave a class on memory and imagination in Stockbridge Library in Edinburgh.
Read. Look. Listen. Remember. Read more. Reread. SPY. COLLECT. Observe. TUNE IN. [Do not drop out]. Find the right word for the precise feeling, the word that sounds right and lies happily with the words on either side of it .You are weaving tight and close something that must feel light and transparent. To pay attention is everything. Nothing need ever be wasted.
|Handful of Dust
|Ford Madox Ford
|The Good Soldier
|Giuseppe Tomassi di Lampedusa
|The Heat of the Day
|George Mackay Brown
|Arthur and George
|What Maisie Knew
|Confessions of a Justified Sinner
|The Golden Bowl
|In Search of Lost Time
And for serious lifelong rereading fun A Dance to The Music Of Time by Anthony Powell which will change each time you go back to it.
The list is as long as the time you give it .