memorializing (Bakhtin)

“One may, and in fact, one must memorialize with artistic language only that which is worthy of being remembered, that which should be preserved in the memory of descendents; an image is created for descendents, and this image is projected on to their sublime and distant horizon. Contemporaneity for its own sake (that is to say, a contemporaneity that makes no claim on future memory) is molded in clay; contemporaneity for the future (for descendents) is molded in marble or bronze” (Epic and Novel, p. 19).
Or inscribed in cyberspace? ­čśë

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