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Title:Memory Theater
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Simon Critchley
Publisher:Other Press
ISBN:1590517406
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:112
Category:Philosophy, Fiction, Literature, Literary fiction

Memory Theater by Simon Critchley

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Memory Theater From this renowned philosopher comes a debut work of fiction at once a brilliant pr cis of the history of philosophy a semiautobiographical meditation on the absurd relationship between knowledge and memory and a very funny story b A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave Boxes carrying his unpublished papers mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley s office Rooting through them Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers Among them is a chart for Critchley himself laying out in great detail the course of his life and eventual demise While waiting for his friend s prediction to come through Critchley receives the missing final box which contains a maquette of Giulio Camillo s sixteenth century Venetian memory theater a space supposed to contain the sum of all knowledge With nothing left to hope for Critchley devotes himself to one final project before his death the building of a structure to house his collective memories and document the remnants of his entire life

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