How reliable is memory? Can we recall everything that has happened to us, everything we have done, and, if so, in what way precisely? When we try to retrieve a memory, is it possible that the self begins a game of disguise and concealment? What is the probability that we remember only what pleases and flatters us, blocking out anything unpleasant or distasteful? What happens when our mind decides to draw us down into the depths of time and confronts us with our feelings? In this essay on memory, Kostis Papagiorgis not only raises thought-provoking questions, but also offers some elegant answers to a series of much-discussed but as yet unresolved philosophical and anthropological issues.