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Memory Theater
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Publisher Other Pr Llc
Publication date November 17, 2015
Pages 101
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590517406
ISBN-10 1590517407
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.40 by 7.80 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From this renowned philosopher comes a debut work of fiction, at once a brilliant précis of the history of philosophy, a semiautobiographical meditation on the absurd relationship between knowledge and memory, and a very funny story

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 Boxes carrying his unpublished papers mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley’s office.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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9781590517406 | details & prices | 101 pages | 5.40 × 7.80 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.95
About: From this renowned philosopher comes a debut work of fiction, at once a brilliant précis of the history of philosophy, a semiautobiographical meditation on the absurd relationship between knowledge and memory, and a very funny storyA French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave.

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