17 October 2013

Speak, memory

...one of those blessed libraries where old newspapers
are microfilmed, as all our memories should be.
V. Nabokov

In the New Yorker, a review of a book about Henry Gustave Molaison, the man without memory (without new memories, at least) and whose ability to remember was literally sucked out of his brain.

This topic (and most anything else concerning the memory) reminds me of Borges's Funes the Memorious. whose memory was "like a garbage disposal". Finally, too much memory is as debilitating as too little...

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