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Memory and Life: Creation and Destruction in Michael Ende’s “The Neverending Story”

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The paper explores the motif of memory loss and its relationship with creation and oblivion in Michael Ende’s esoteric novel The Neverending Story. The paper also furnishes an analysis of the connections between the ontology of imagination and memory in terms of a ‘cosmogonic’ and an ‘intimistic’ approach to the world of myth and imagination, which can be identified with a veritable land of memory, an abode of remembrance and transformation.
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