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The Memory Palace


Author : Mira Bartok
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2011-08-09


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The daughter of piano prodigy Norma Herr describes how she and her sister were forced by their mother's violent schizophrenic episodes to discontinue contact with her until the author's debilitating injury changed her sense of the world and enabled a healing reconciliation.

The Memory Palace


Author : Edward Hollis
language : en
Publisher: Portobello Books
Release Date : 2014-09


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The rooms we live in are always more than just four walls. As we decorate these spaces and fill them with objects and friends, they shape our lives and become the backdrop to our sense of self. One day, the houses will be gone, but even then, traces of the stories and the memories they contained will remain. In this dazzling work of imaginative re-construction, Edward Hollis takes us to the sites of five great spaces now lost to history and pieces together the fragments he finds there to re-create their vanished chambers. From Rome's Palatine to the old Palace of Westminster and the Petit Trianon at Versailles, and from the sets of the MGM studios in Hollywood to the pavilions of the Crystal Palace and his own grandmother's sitting room, The Memory Palace is a glittering treasure trove of luminous forgotten places and the people who, for a short time, made them their home.

The Memory Palace Of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


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language : en
Publisher: Hol Art Books
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The Memory Palace Of Matteo Ricci


Author : Jonathan D. Spence
language : en
Publisher: Quercus Books
Release Date : 2008


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In 1577 a Jesuit priest named Matteo Ricci set out from Italy on a long journey to bring the Christian faith and Western thought to Ming dynasty China. He spent time in India and Macao before entering China in 1583 to undertake mission work. Travelling widely, Ricci learned local languages, mastered Chinese classical script, drew the first-ever map of the world in Chinese and acquired a rich appreciation of the indigenous culture of his hosts. In 1596 Ricci wrote a short book in Chinese on the art of memory for the governor of Jiangxi province, who was preparing his three sons for China's demanding civil service examinations. In it he described a 'memory palace' in which to hold knowledge such as might help the three brothers and their peers in the Ming social elite to pass their exams with flying colours. Ricci must have hoped that, in gratitude to him for instructing them in mnemonic skills, they would use their newly won prestige to further the cause of the Catholic Church in China. To capture the complex emotional and religious drama of Ricci's life, author Jonathan Spence relates the missionary's experiences via a series of images. Four of these images derive from events described in the Bible, the others from Ricci's book on the art of memory that was circulated among members of the Ming dynasty elite. A rich and compelling narrative about a remarkable life, The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci is also a significant work of global history, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China.

The Memory Palace


Author : Gill Alderman
language : en
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date : 2017-01-31


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To reach the Palace, walk a path between two gardens, one box-hedged and orderly, the other wild. Climb porphyry stairs to double doors of brass. There an old man waits, like an archangel at the Gates of Paradise. But this is the Archmage, Koschei Corbillion. He looks old ... then he grows younger as he opens the doors into the Memory Palace.

The Memory Palace


Author : Colin Hamilton
language : en
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Release Date : 1998-01


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This poetry text contains three poetic sequences which weave layers of psychological narrative into separate versions of an inner biography.

The Memory Palace


Author : Christie Dickason
language : en
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date : 2014-01-30


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An epic love story set in the period of Music and Silence, for readers of Rose Tremain and Philippa Gregory.