Like most autodidacts, I’m a spotty reader, subject to vagrant whims, led by meandering interests. “Palimpsest” is one of many personal guides for me. It can lead to the study of memory, to historical ideas about architecture, to geology, to art history. Stay with it long enough and you may find yourself nudging the notion that civilization was created by extraterrestrial visitors.
Palimpsest: soon to be replaced by “reformatting?”