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The Story of Forgetting

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9781588366856
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Story of Forgetting in PDF Full Online Free by Stefan Merrill Block and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Stefan Merrill Block’s extraordinary debut, three narratives intertwine to create a story that is by turns funny, smart, introspective, and revelatory. Abel Haggard is an elderly hunchback who haunts the remnants of his family’s farm in the encroaching shadow of the Dallas suburbs, adrift in recollections of those he loved and lost long ago. As a young man, he believed himself to be “the one person too many”; now he is all that remains. Hundreds of miles to the south, in Austin, Seth Waller is a teenage “Master of Nothingness”–a prime specimen of that gangly, pimple-rashed, too-smart breed of adolescent that vanishes in a puff of sarcasm at the slightest threat of human contact. When his mother is diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s, Seth sets out on a quest to find her lost relatives and to conduct an “empirical investigation” that will uncover the truth of her genetic history. Though neither knows of the other’s existence, Abel and Seth are linked by a dual legacy: the disease that destroys the memories of those they love, and the story of Isidora–an edenic fantasy world free from the sorrows of remembrance, a land without memory where nothing is ever possessed, so nothing can be lost. Through the fusion of myth, science, and storytelling, this novel offers a dazzling illumination of the hard-learned truth that only through the loss of what we consider precious can we understand the value of what remains.


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Forgetting Ireland

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Publisher : Minnesota Historical Society Press
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ISBN 10 : 0873514491
Pages : 263 pages
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Download Forgetting Ireland in PDF Full Online Free by Bridget Connelly and published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The immigrants were at last removed from the colony; their name became the town's shorthand for lying, drunken failures.".


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The Great Forgetting

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ISBN 10 : 9780374714208
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The Great Forgetting in PDF Full Online Free by James Renner and published by Sarah Crichton Books. This book was released on 2015-11-10 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FORGET HISTORY (ESPECIALLY 2016). READ THE LATEST GENRE-BENDING NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE. When history teacher Jack Felter gets a call that his father, a retired pilot suffering from dementia, is quickly losing his last, precious memories, he reluctantly returns to bucolic Franklin Mills, Ohio. It’s been years since he’s been home. Jack has been trying to forget about Franklin Mills ever since Sam, the girl he fell in love with, ran off with his best friend, Tony. But Tony is gone, now. Vanished. Everyone assumes the worst. Soon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony, but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony’s last patient, a paranoid boy named Cole. As Cole pulls Jack into his web of conspiracy theories, the two of them team up to follow Tony’s trail—and maybe even save the world.


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Forgetting Zoe

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ISBN 10 : 9781446429594
Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (598 downloads)

Download Forgetting Zoe in PDF Full Online Free by Ray Robinson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-05-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She's escaped her captor, but can she escape her past? Zoë Nielsen was just like any other ten-year-old walking to school, not knowing that a chance encounter with Thurman Hayes would lead to her abduction and imprisonment in a converted nuclear bunker, 4,000 miles away, beneath a remote ranch house in Arizona. Enslaved in her underground tomb, deprived of food and light and water, the girl Zoe once was steadily begins to disappear... But over time Thurman grows tired of the rapidly maturing Zoë, and when he decides it is time to get rid of her, Zoë must finally make her bid for freedom. Forgetting Zoë is a moving, epic tale of courage, survival, horror and loss, that explores how a bond of affection and intimacy can develop between captive and captor.


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Beyond Forgetting You

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ISBN 10 : 9781462842865
Pages : 363 pages
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Download Beyond Forgetting You in PDF Full Online Free by Kathleen Cortese and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2005-07-07 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This family saga takes place in Ireland and New York City in the second half of the nineteenth century. It begins in 1849 when a thirteen-year-old boy, through a cruel twist of fate, lands at the tip of the island at Castle Garden. Frightened and alone, James Barry simply walks off the ship onto the citys congested streets and begins his adventure. For the next fourteen years he works on the docks and lives in the Bowery until, so disgusted by the draft riots, he signs up on a clipper and spends the next two years on the open seas. He winds up back in Ireland and meets and marries a girl from his own village. After three children and a futile attempt at farming land he knew he could never own he heads back to post Civil War America. Beyond Forgetting You is a personal account of how James family co-existed with their neighbors in a Westside tenement in lower Manhattan. The story is simultaneously told through his youngest daughters journals. Bridget optimistically describes her life and her familys plight to become middle-class. She tells the intricacies of inner-city living and gives a realistic look at social problems and how the lower class dealt with events, politics, ideas and uptown opulence. Manhattan was then much as it is today, a very overcrowded and exciting city where the family constantly struggled to survive while never losing their simple pleasure in being alive.


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Mother's Tongue

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Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781622121298
Pages : 360 pages
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Download Mother's Tongue in PDF Full Online Free by Susanna Ho and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2013-10 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A woman has brain surgery that lasts for fourteen hours, far longer than her surgeon expects. She survives the operation, but the first sentence she speaks after she gains consciousness is spoken in a dialect that nobody in the family understands. Like everyone in Hong Kong, the woman's family speaks Cantonese. Some older members also use Hakka, a dialect of the Guangdong Province. So when the woman starts talking in Chiu Chow, her family is worried. Is it possible for someone to lose the ability to speak a language she's been using for fifty years after undergoing brain surgery? The woman's daughter is not convinced this is simply a side effect of surgery, and decides to investigate the cause behind the mystery. Through her detective work, she discovers a chapter of her mother's life that has been hidden from her family. She learns from her mother's older brother that his sister spent her early childhood and adolescence in Chiu Chow, away from her family to escape war and starvation. The story's theme is about making life choices. What happened in this woman's past that is now blocking her language ability? Her daughter intends to find out the buried secrets in the fascinating novel Mother's Tongue: A Story of Forgiving and Forgetting. About the Author Susanna Ho teaches full-time at a university in Hong Kong. This is her first novel. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/SusannaHo


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Intentional Forgetting

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781134800667
Pages : 512 pages
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Download Intentional Forgetting in PDF Full Online Free by Jonathan M. Golding and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2013-06-17 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Research on intentional forgetting has been conducted in various forms and under various names for at least 30 years, but until now no effort has been made to present these different perspectives in one place. Comprising both review chapters and new empirical studies, this book brings together the many research paradigms investigating intentional forgetting, thereby highlighting the commonalities that link these seemingly disparate areas of research. It serves as a "case study" of one phenomenon in memory--the intention to forget or to modify memory. Why is research on intentional forgetting important? It helps to increase the understanding of how memory functions, especially with regard to its updating. In William James' "booming, buzzing confusion," we frequently are unable to adequately process all of the information that we experience; on-line forgetting of some information is necessary. Moreover, we must often replace existing information with new information, as when someone we know relocates and acquires a new address and telephone number. Investigating this updating ability has been the main thrust of research on intentional forgetting, specifically those studies on the directed forgetting phenomenon. Cognitive experiments on directed forgetting have shown that we are able to deal more effectively with large amounts of information by following instructions to treat some of the information as "to be forgotten." In this way, interference is reduced and we are able to devote all of our resources to the remaining to-be-remembered information. The mechanisms that lead to this reduction continue to promote new experiments, but over a quarter century of research maintains that the directed forgetting effect is robust.


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Transformations of Memory and Forgetting in Sixteenth-Century France

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781644531341
Pages : 286 pages
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Download Transformations of Memory and Forgetting in Sixteenth-Century France in PDF Full Online Free by Nicolas Russell and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2011-04-29 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book proposes that in a number of French Renaissance texts, produced in varying contexts and genres, we observe a shift in thinking about memory and forgetting. Focusing on a corpus of texts by Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard, and Michel de Montaigne, it explores several parallel transformations of and challenges to traditional discourses on the human faculty of memory. Throughout Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages, a number of influential authors described memory as a powerful tool used to engage important human concerns such as spirituality, knowledge, politics, and ethics. This tradition had great esteem for memory and made great efforts to cultivate it in their pedagogical programs. In the early sixteenth century, this attitude toward memory started to be widely questioned. The invention of the printing press and the early stages of the scientific revolution changed the intellectual landscape in ways that would make memory less important in intellectual endeavors. Sixteenth-century writers began to question the reliability and stability of memory. They became wary of this mental faculty, which they portrayed as stubbornly independent, mysterious, unruly, and uncontrollable–an attitude that became the norm in modern Western thought as is illustrated by the works of Descartes, Locke, Freud, Proust, Foucault, and Nora, for example. Writing in this new intellectual landscape, Marguerite de Navarre, Ronsard, and Montaigne describe memory not as a powerful tool of the intellect but rather as an uncontrollable mental faculty that mirrored the uncertainty of human life. Their characterization of memory emerges from an engagement with a number of traditional ideas about memory. Notwithstanding the great many differences in concerns of these writers and in the nature of their texts, they react against or transform their classical and medieval models in similar ways. They focus on memory’s unruly side, the ways that memory functions independently of the will. They associate memory with the fluctuations of the body (the organic soul) rather than the stability of the mind (the intellectual soul). In their descriptions of memory, these authors both reflect and contribute to a modern understanding of and attitude towards this mental faculty. Published by University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.


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The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

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Publisher : Faber & Faber
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ISBN 10 : 9780571367689
Pages : 238 pages
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Download The Book of Laughter and Forgetting in PDF Full Online Free by Milan Kundera and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-11-09 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'This book is a novel in the form of variations. The various parts follow each other like the various stages of a voyage leading into the interior of a theme, the interior of a thought, the interior of a single, unique situation the understanding of which recedes from my sight into the distance. It is a book about laughter and about forgetting, about forgetting and about Prague, about Prague and about the angels.' The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the most secret of Kundera's novels. This new translation is the first to be fully authorized by Milan Kundera.


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Present Past

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0801481325
Pages : 389 pages
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Download Present Past in PDF Full Online Free by Richard Terdiman and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Suggests that memory is essential to human functioning and a source of many social conflicts, and examines a series of texts by Freud, Proust, Baudelaire, and Musset that give voice to the theme of memory.


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The Power of Forgetting

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Publisher : Harmony
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ISBN 10 : 9780307985866
Pages : 368 pages
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Download The Power of Forgetting in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Byster and published by Harmony. This book was released on 2014-03-18 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique—forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data—will change the quality of your work and life balance forever. Using the six tools in The Power of Forgetting, you’ll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster’s exclusive quizzes and games, you’ll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.


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Distinctiveness and Memory

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780195169669
Pages : 476 pages
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Download Distinctiveness and Memory in PDF Full Online Free by R. Reed Hunt and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-04-06 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume on distinctiveness and memory includes sections on basic theory and behavioral research on distinctiveness, research and theory on bizzareness effects, distinctiveness effects implicit memory, the development of distinctiveness across the life-span, and the neuroscience of distinctiveness and memory.


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ISBN 10 : HARVARD:AH6S2E
Pages : 432 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0877790426
Pages : 1236 pages
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Download Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Merriam-Webster, Inc and published by Merriam-Webster. This book was released on 1995 with total page 1236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.


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Psychology: Modules for Active Learning

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ISBN 10 : 9781337517089
Pages : 832 pages
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Download Psychology: Modules for Active Learning in PDF Full Online Free by Dennis Coon and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING is a best-selling text by renowned author and educator Dennis Coon and co-authors John O. Mitterer and Tanya Martini. This fourteenth edition continues to combine the highly effective SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, Review) active learning system, an engaging style, appealing visuals, and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one remarkable, comprehensive text. Fully updated, the new edition builds on the proven modular format and on the teaching and learning tools integrated throughout the text. While the text provides a broad overview of essential psychology topics ideal for introductory courses, its modular design also readily supports more specialized curricula, allowing instructors to use the self-contained instructional units in any combination and order. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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ISBN 10 : 9781438442655
Pages : 274 pages
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Download Kant's Dog in PDF Full Online Free by David E. Johnson and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kant’s Dog provides fresh insight into Borges’s preoccupation with the contradiction of the time that passes and the identity that endures. By developing the implicit logic of the Borgesian archive, which is most often figured as the universal demand for and necessary impossibility of translation, Kant’s Dog is able to spell out Borges’s responses to the philosophical problems that most concerned him, those of the constitution of time, eternity, and identity; the determination of original and copy; the legitimacy of authority; experience; the nature of language and the possibility of a decision; and the name of God. Kant’s Dog offers original interpretations of several of Borges’s best known and most important stories and of the works of key figures in the history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Saint Paul, Maimonides, Hume, Locke, Kant, Heidegger, and Derrida. This study outlines Borges’s curious relationship to literature and philosophy and, through a reconsideration of the relation between necessity and accident, opens the question of the constitution of philosophy and literature. The afterword develops the logic of translation toward the secret at the heart of every culture in order to posit a Borgesian challenge to anthropology and cultural studies.