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In the section Return and Repetition Harbord discusses different ways of considering the past. One in particular is the repetitive nature of pastness, 'the idea of finite matter repeating in infinite time.' She points towards Giorgio Agamben’s idea that it is impossible to go back to the past and visit it as it was. Instead, Agamben proposes that 'To repeat something is to make it possible anew'. '...memory restores possibility to the past' he says. Returning is what we do in the process of remembering. As we return repeatedly to a memory it alters and the recollection begins to morph into another version of itself.

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