"I was interested in somebody who had lost his personal memory and was condemned to live within culture alone. It was consciously analyzing a risk that I run - and any person like me can run - to know the world only through quotations. I wanted to make a Gedankenexperiment: what could happen to a person who only lives through, by, within books he has read, without personal, tactile memories. And to show in which way, if it were so, you would be a person with half a soul. Because memory is soul - that's what I strongly believe."(cbc.ca | A&E |Vox Populi Umberto Eco's new book explores the merits of mass entertainment By Andre Mayer )
:: note :: . . . another soul work . . . building memory builds soul . . .