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The Mind of a Mnemonist

A Little Book about a Vast Memory, With a New Foreword by Jerome S. Bruner

A. R. Luria

Translated by Lynn Solotaroff

Foreword by Jerome Bruner

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$33.50 • £29.95 • €30.95

ISBN 9780674576223

Publication Date: 04/30/1987

Short

192 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

7 line illustrations, 4 tables

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This study explores the inner world of a rare human phenomenon—a man who was endowed with virtually limitless powers of memory. From his intimate knowledge of S., the mnemonist, gained from conversations and testing over a period of almost thirty years, A. R. Luria is able to reveal in rich detail not only the obvious strengths of S.’s astonishing memory but also his surprising weaknesses: his crippling inability to forget, his pattern of reacting passively to life, and his uniquely handicapped personality.

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