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Description - Memory by Harriet Harvey Wood

Now available in trade paperback his fascinating anthology introduces us to a wide range of arguments on the subject of memory, the thread that holds our lives, and our history, together. Arranged in themed sections, the book includes specially commissioned essays by the editors and by writers with expertise in different fields from Memory and Evolution by Patrick Bateson to Memory and Forgetting by the biographer Richard Holmes, and an account of the chemistry of the brain by Steven Rose. Complimenting the essays are a rich selection of extracts from writers and thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle, Montaigne and Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Proust, Jorge Luis Borges and Haruki Murakami. Stimulating, provocative, funny or profoundly moving, Memory is a book to treasure and remember.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099470137
ISBN-10: 0099470136
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 153mm x 32mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Harriet Harvey Wood

Harriet Harvey Wood is the former Head of Literature at the British Council and A.S. Byatt is pre-eminent as a novelist and critic, whose most recent novel is A Whistling Woman.