84de702252efc310VgnVCM100000c2b1d38dRCRDapproved/UMICH/complit/Home/_NONAV_Faculty BookshelfIn the Middle54de702252efc310VgnVCM100000c2b1d38d____In the MiddleJournal of Medieval and Early Modern StudiesBrown, Catherinemcbrown<p>A land of unlikeness<br> The English novel The Go-Between (1953) begins a tale of memory and loss<br> with two sentences a historian could love: “The past is a foreign country.<br> They do things differently there.”1 The novel’s narrator should know: he is<br> a librarian, someone who, as the memory ghost of his twelve-year-old self<br> will remind him, spends his days cataloguing the relics of the book-past.<br> And many who now live with the past for a living might nod in recognition:<br> the metaphor slips on comfortably, like a well-worn shoe. The past can feel<br> like a place as much as it does a time—a foreign place, outside the doors of<br> the familiar, beyond the gate and the gatekeepers of the now.</p>303March 2000547-574Click here for article/UMICH/complit/Home/People/Publications/inthemiddle.pdfpaulafpaulaf1375797789307