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The Memory Palace

Author : Mira Bartok
ISBN : 1439183333
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the tradition of The Glass Castle, two sisters confront schizophrenia in this poignant literary memoir about family and mental illness. Through stunning prose and original art, The Memory Palace captures the love between mother and daughter, the complex meaning of truth, and family’s capacity for forgiveness “People have abandoned their loved ones for much less than you’ve been through,” Mira Bartók is told at her mother’s memorial service. It is a poignant observation about the relationship between Mira, her sister, and their mentally ill mother. Before she was struck with schizophrenia at the age of nineteen, beautiful piano protégé Norma Herr had been the most vibrant personality in the room. She loved her daughters and did her best to raise them well, but as her mental state deteriorated, Norma spoke less about Chopin and more about Nazis and her fear that her daughters would be kidnapped, murdered, or raped. When the girls left for college, the harassment escalated—Norma called them obsessively, appeared at their apartments or jobs, threatened to kill herself if they did not return home. After a traumatic encounter, Mira and her sister were left with no choice but to change their names and sever all contact with Norma in order to stay safe. But while Mira pursued her career as an artist—exploring the ancient romance of Florence, the eerie mysticism of northern Norway, and the raw desert of Israel—the haunting memories of her mother were never far away. Then one day, a debilitating car accident changes Mira’s life forever. Struggling to recover from a traumatic brain injury, she was confronted with a need to recontextualize her life—she had to relearn how to paint, read, and interact with the outside world. In her search for a way back to her lost self, Mira reached out to the homeless shelter where she believed her mother was living and discovered that Norma was dying. Mira and her sister traveled to Cleveland, where they shared an extraordinary reconciliation with their mother that none of them had thought possible. At the hospital, Mira discovered a set of keys that opened a storage unit Norma had been keeping for seventeen years. Filled with family photos, childhood toys, and ephemera from Norma’s life, the storage unit brought back a flood of previous memories that Mira had thought were lost to her forever.

The Memory Palace

Author : Edward Hollis
ISBN : 9781619022485
Genre : Art
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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 Westmisnter 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

Author : Colin Hamilton
ISBN : 0873385918
Genre : Poetry
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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 Of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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The Storyteller S Memory Palace

Author : Hanne Bewernick
ISBN : 363160470X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Storytelling and remembering rely on similar practices: they both arrange images in an ordered structure. A story is initially memorised by the author in a mental structure which is transferred to the page via the author's choice of location, organisation and imagery. An interpretation that emphasises these features enhances the natural capacity for comprehension by mimicking the memory process. This study describes and uncovers memory systems (including the memory palace and the memory journey) in medieval texts. The ancient memory techniques are compared to cognitive psychology and used to interpret four modern novels. A practical method of interpretation is devised which provides the reader with direct access to a story by opening the door into the storyteller's memory palace.

The Memory Palace

Author : Gill Alderman
ISBN : UOM:39015063162278
Genre : English fiction
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The Memory Palace

Author : JoSelle Vanderhooft
ISBN : 1934648876
Genre : Poetry
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A memoir in free verse that details how a talented young woman deals with mental illness, the clash between faith and sexuality, and her father's suicide. These traumas are counterbalanced by earnest hope and the small, sweet moments life grants to fighters and survivors.

The Memory Palace Of Matteo Ricci

Author : Jonathan D. Spence
ISBN : 1847243444
Genre : Jesuits
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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 Of Isabella Stewart Gardner

Author : Patricia Vigderman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123250388
Genre : Art
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A tribute to the museum and the woman---equal parts biography, memoir, philosophy, and detective story.

How To Learn And Memorize Spanish Vocabulary

Author : Anthony Metivier
ISBN : 1508424128
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You Can Practically Steal These Simple Spanish Vocabulary Memorization Tricks If you've ever wanted to improve your ability to learn and memorize Spanish vocabulary by 100% ... 200% ... 300% (or more) using simple skills you can learn in under an hour (or less), then this may be the most important book you will ever read. How To Learn And Memorize Spanish With Proven Strategies Guess what? You're wasting time listening to the standard advice about learning Spanish vocabulary. You can't continue with "random acts of learning" as you study Spanish vocabulary and Spanish phrases - at least not for long. The truth is that learning and memorizing Spanish vocabulary can be incredibly simple. You just need to know how. In this second edition of How To Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary, Anthony Metivier shows you everthing you need to develop the right skills, the right mindset and the right dedicated memorization strategy for memorizing any number of Spanish words. Plus you'll learn how to find the right tempo for studying Spanish to match your background and personal interests. The key to learning and memorizing Spanish vocabulary is to follow a model. You won't succeed without one. And your best bet is to supplement that Spanish learning model with strong memory skills. Want To Eliminate The Pain and Frustration of Learning Spanish? Most of the suffering caused by learning Spanish comes from "cognitive overload." There is a way to remove this frustration from your life forever. And ... ... If There Is A Quick Fix - This Is It! The information in this book will teach you: * Why memory techniques as you learn Spanish are like a bicycle everyone can ride (with some minor personal adjustments). * The real reason why no one should ever be squeamish about memorization or learning Spanish. * Sample examples and illustrations that will show you exactly how and why these memory techniques and strategies work. * Unique approaches that will have you literally "tuning in" on the Spanish langauge so that you can memorize and recall Spanish vocabulary with ease. Learn And Memorize Spanish Words By The Dozens Memorizing Spanish vocabulary one of the greatest frustrations Spanish learners face. But using the Memory Palace and visualization secrets revealed in this book, you'll understand: 1. How to visualize any word so that it literally pops out in your mind whenever you look for it. 2. How to use actors, other public figures and famous pieces of artwork to help you memorize Spanish vocabulary. 3. Simple strategies for practicing recall so that you are relaxed during and can easily recall the Spanish you've studied no matter how difficult. The Best Ways To Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary What's the secret to success with using this book to memorize all the Spanish vocabulary you need to succeed? It all starts with having a "system" for doing the necessary memorization activities. As you probably know, it's getting harder and harder to find the time for learning anything, especially Spanish. That's why you need a proven plan for increasing your knowledge of Spanish so you can reach fluency. Would You Like To Know More? Download now and begin improving proving how you learn Spanish TODAY! Just scroll to the top of the page and select the "buy" button.

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