Cabinet 42: Forgetting

By: Doherty, Brigid; Weiss, Allen; Koestenbaum, Wayne; Burnett, D. Graham

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Across fields as disparate as historiography, psychiatry and anthropology, remembering was long considered primary and forgetting simply a malfunction of recall. But after figures such as Nietzsche and Freud, the act of forgetting has undergone a wholesale reevaluation; for many modern thinkers, active forgetting is the precondition for living. "Cabinet" issue 42 features Jennifer J. Almontez on Greek orators' mnemonic system of creating vast "memory palaces"; Chip Chapman on forgetting and the creation of national myths; Sophia Hall on animal memory and obedience training methods; an interview with Jean-Yves Le Naour on the story of Anthelme Mangin, France's best-known WWI amnesiac; and a portfolio featuring artist-designed monuments to forgetting. Elsewhere in the issue: Brigid Doherty on British analyst Wilfred Bion's notation for the unknown; Allen S. Weiss on the dance macabre; Erica Owen on the relationship between nineteenth-century racial theories and the creation of the modern valuation system for "precious" and "semi-precious" stones; and much more.

Title: Cabinet 42: Forgetting

Author Name: Doherty, Brigid; Weiss, Allen; Koestenbaum, Wayne; Burnett, D. Graham

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Publisher: Cabinet:

ISBN Number: 1932698418

ISBN Number 13: 9781932698411


Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z1932698418Z2

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