The Persistence of Memory: Organism, Myth, Text

By: Kuberski, Philip

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While memory is one of the most fascinating faculties of consciousness, it is also one of the most mysterious. Is it memory--our own marvelous personal computer or data base--that brings us the intense feelings prompted by a certain object or situation?

Drawing on an expansive array of sources, from microbiology to cosmology, Ovid to Proust, Egyptology to the cinema, Philip Kuberski leads us on a brave and beguiling exploration of memory. He enables us to see it as a worldly process in which individuals both remember and are remembered, all in a network of associations that join our bodies, personal and cultural myths, and aesthetic and literary experiences. His essays will provide a tantalizing and thoughtful read for those interested in literature, psychology, biology, anthropology, and philosophy.

Title: The Persistence of Memory: Organism, Myth, Text

Author Name: Kuberski, Philip

Categories: Historical Geography,

Publisher: University of California Press: 1992-11-26

ISBN Number: 0520079094

ISBN Number 13: 9780520079090

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M0520079094Z2