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The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates
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Apr 13, 2012

it was ok
Read from April 12 to 13, 2012

Small disclaimer, I'm not a history buff and had hoped to pick up tidbits of wisdom about memory management from these pages.

Unfortunately the detail and scrutiny with which the author focuses on the relationships, public opinion and culture of memory made this a very boring read for me. The writing style in general read more like a dissertation than a book.

It is a very complete work, and I think a great piece of historical literature, but I didn't finish it. For my expectations it really fell below par.

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