Amnesia

A novel
Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352786
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The two-time Booker Prize winner now gives us an exceedingly timely, exhilarating novel—at once dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny—that journeys to the place where the cyber underworld collides with international power politics. When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into Australia’s prison computer system, hundreds of asylum-seekers walk free. And because the Americans run the prisons (let’s be honest: as they do in so many parts of her country) the doors of some five thousand jails in the United States also open. Is this a mistake, or a declaration of cyber war? And does it have anything to do with the largely forgotten Battle of Brisbane between American and Australian forces in 1942? Or with the CIA-influenced coup in Australia in 1975? Felix Moore, known to himself as “our sole remaining left-wing journalist,” is determined to write Gaby’s biography in order to find the answers—to save her, his own career, and, perhaps, his country. But how to get Gaby—on the run, scared, confused, and angry—to cooperate? Bringing together the world of hackers and radicals with the “special relationship” between the United States and Australia, and Australia and the CIA, Amnesia is a novel that speaks powerfully about the often hidden past—but most urgently about the more and more hidden present. From the Hardcover edition.

Memory and Amnesia

An Introduction
Author: Alan J. Parkin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135064377
Category: Psychology
Page: 237
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Memory and Amnesia provides a clear and comprehensive account of amnesia set in the context of our understanding of how normal memory operates. Part I provides the reader with an up-to-date survey of contemporary memory theories along with an account of the various methods for improving memory ability. Part II begins with an overview of memory assessment which incorporates all important new developments, and focuses on the nature and explanation of the amnesic syndrome. A new chapter deals with the emerging field of memory disorders linked to frontal lobe dysfunction, related to which is an entirely new approach to the study of age-related memory loss. The account of dementia is extended and includes a discussion of comparisons between different forms of the illness. The chapters on transient amnesic states and on psychogenic states are fully updated (including discussion of the false memory debate), and the significant advances in memory remediation are discussed in the last chapter.

American Amnesia

How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451667833
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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"A spirited examination of why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned"--Front jacket flap.

I Forgot to Remember

A Memoir of Amnesia
Author: Su Meck,Daniel de Visé
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451685831
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The courageous memoir of a woman who was robbed of all her memories by a traumatic brain injury—and her more than twenty-five-year struggle to reclaim her life: “[A tale] of triumph in the search for identity” (The New York Times Book Review). In 1988, Su Meck was twenty-two and married with two children when a ceiling fan fell and struck her on the head, erasing all her memories of her life. Although her body healed rapidly, her memories never returned. After just three weeks in the hospital, her physicians released Su and she returned home to take care of her two toddlers. What would you do if you lost your past? Adrift in a world about which she understood almost nothing, Su became an adept mimic, gradually creating routines and rituals that sheltered her and her family from the near-daily threat of disaster—or so she thought. Though Su would eventually relearn to tie her shoes, cook a meal, read, and write, nearly twenty years would pass before a series of personally devastating events shattered the “normal” life she had worked so hard to build, and she realized that she would have to grow up all over again. In her own indelible voice, Su offers a unique view from the inside of a terrible injury as she “recounts her grueling climb back to normalcy…in this heart-wrenching true story” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Piercing, heartbreaking, but finally uplifting, I Forgot to Remember is the story of a woman determined to live life on her own terms.

Amnesia

A Novel
Author: Douglas Cooper
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 214
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A stranger enters the city archives, corners a librarian, and begins to tell him a story. The librarian is supposed to be married in four hours' time, but the stranger compels him to listen. Many hours later he is still listening, and still unmarried. The stranger's name is Izzy Darlow, and the story revolves around his fractured family and their obsessions. The family home is a labyrinth. His older brother, Aaron, conducts secret and increasingly perilous experiments in his attic bedroom. His younger brother, Josh, who speaks with a lisp but sings like an angel, wanders the streets at night consumed by visions of destruction. Izzy's own place in this curious family is complicated by disturbing influences: the terrifying books he reads compulsively in the school library, his charismatic but dangerous friend Campbell, the vicious force of his emerging sexuality. Woven into Izzy's tale is the story of a young woman called Katie, who has been confined to a mental hospital as a result of a cruel violation suffered in her youth. Where do these two stories meet? What is Izzy leaving out, what has he forgotten? And why can the anxious librarian not extricate himself from the web that Izzy weaves around him? As the story swirls deeper, taking reference from architecture, literature, history and myth, the reader is drawn into Izzy's frighteningly dislocated world, where the only response to suffering and guilt is amnesia.

The People's Republic of Amnesia

Tiananmen Revisited
Author: Louisa Lim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199347727
Category: History
Page: 240
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Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign Affairs An Economist Book of the Year, 2014 A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989." --The New York Times Book Review On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history. Lim reveals new details about those fateful days, including how one of the country's most senior politicians lost a family member to an army bullet, as well as the inside story of the young soldiers sent to clear Tiananmen Square. She also introduces us to individuals whose lives were transformed by the events of Tiananmen Square, such as a founder of the Tiananmen Mothers, whose son was shot by martial law troops; and one of the most important government officials in the country, who post-Tiananmen became one of its most prominent dissidents. And she examines how June 4th shaped China's national identity, fostering a generation of young nationalists, who know little and care less about 1989. For the first time, Lim uncovers the details of a brutal crackdown in a second Chinese city that until now has been a near-perfect case study in the state's ability to rewrite history, excising the most painful episodes. By tracking down eyewitnesses, discovering US diplomatic cables, and combing through official Chinese records, Lim offers the first account of a story that has remained untold for a quarter of a century. The People's Republic of Amnesia is an original, powerfully gripping, and ultimately unforgettable book about a national tragedy and an unhealed wound.

Mankind in Amnesia


Author: Immanuel Velikovsky
Publisher: Paradigma Ltd
ISBN: 1906833168
Category: Psychology
Page: 196
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Velikovsky returns to his roots as a psychologist and psychoanalytical therapist, with humanity as a whole as his patient. After an extremely revealing overview of the foundations of the various psychoanalytical systems, he makes the step into crowd psychology and reopens the case of Worlds in Collision from a totally different point of view: as a psychoanalytical case study.

Amnesia


Author: G. H. Ephron
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312981242
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Forensic psychologist Dr. Peter Zak attempts to separate truth from fantasy as an amnesiac woman who was shot and left for dead begins to slowly remember details of the crime, implicating her ex-husband. Reprint.

Cultural Amnesia

Notes in the Margin of My Time
Author: Clive James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult
ISBN: 9780330481755
Category: Artists
Page: 875
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An almanac combining a comprehensive survey of modern culture with an annotated index of who-was-who and what-was-what, Cultural Amnesia is Clive's unique take on the places and the faces that shaped the 20th-century. From Charles de Gaulle to Thomas Mann, from Hitler to Wittgenstein, from Argentina to Australia, this varied and unfailingly absorbing book is both story and history, both public memoir and personal record – and provides an essential field-guide to the vast movements of taste, intellect, politics and delusion that helped to prepare the times we live in now.

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me

A Memoir of Amnesia
Author: David Stuart MacLean
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547519931
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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“A deeply moving account of amnesia that . . . reminds us how we are all always trying to find a version of ourselves that we can live with.” —Los Angeles Times On October 17, 2002, David MacLean “woke up” on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. He could remember song lyrics, but not his family, his friends, or the woman he was told he loved. The illness, it turned out, was the result of a commonly prescribed antimalarial medication he had been taking. Upon his return to the United States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life. In this “mesmerizing, unsettling memoir about the ever-echoing nature of identity—written in vivid, blooming detail,” he tells the harrowing, absurd, and unforgettable story of his journey back to himself (Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl). “[MacLean] is an exceedingly entertaining psychotic. . . . [A] raw, honest and beautiful memoir.” —The New York Times “If bad things are going to happen, we are lucky when they happen to someone with the wit, humanity and sweetness—to say nothing of an eye for detail and a gift for pacing—that MacLean brings to this wrenching tale. . . . Readers who flip open the book will find MacLean, preserved between pages, goofy and serious, lost and found.” —Chicago Tribune “[MacLean] writes eloquently about the bizarre and disturbing experience of having his sense of self erased and then reconstructed from scratch.” —The New Yorker

Amnesia


Author: Andrew Neiderman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074341800X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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What would you do if you couldn't remember... who you were? where you lived? or what you might have done? Rush hour, Grand Central Station. Aaron Clifford stops dead in his tracks, commuters swirling around him -- but he doesn't know he's Aaron Clifford. He doesn't know who he is at all. No matter how hard he tries, he has no memory of why he is there, where he came from, or where he's going. It's impossible ...maddening...but its true. The clues came slowly: from his surroundings, from his wallet, from the taste of dry martini still on his lips. Soon Aaron Clifford will piece together the keys to his life. With that relief will come cold-blooded fear -- as he learns more than he ever knew before. Things he shouldn't know. Things he doesn't want to know. Things that could get him killed....

Memory and Amnesia

The Role of the Spanish Civil War in the Transition to Democracy
Author: Paloma Aguilar Fernández
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571817570
Category: History
Page: 330
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Using a rich variety of sources, this book explores how the historical memory of the Spanish Civil War influenced the transition to democracy in Spain after Franco's death in 1975

Before I Go to Sleep


Author: S. J. Watson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1784160016
Category: Memory disorders
Page: 384
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Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. Now a major film starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. In Cinemas' now.

Amnesia


Author: Cambria Hebert
Publisher: Cambria Hebert
ISBN: 9781946836038
Category: Fiction
Page: 410
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I washed ashore in a little lake town. A place where everyone knows everyone, yet... No one knows me. I don't know me. If a woman doesn't know her own name, does she really exist? I don't know my natural hair color, my birthdate, or where I live. I am invisible. To everyone, to everything, even to myself. Except to him. I see the recognition deep in his stare, the way it lingers on my face as if I'm a puzzle he's desperate to put together. I just want answers, the truth... knowledge. His lips are sealed. Still, his eyes beguile me. I can't trust anyone, not even myself. Someone wants me dead, the same someone who tried to bury me in a watery grave. They'll come for me again... I won't know their face. I don't even know mine. I am amnesia.

Collective Amnesia


Author: Putuma, Koleka
Publisher: uHlanga
ISBN: 0620735082
Category: Poetry
Page: 114
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This highly-anticipated debut collection from one of the country's most acclaimed young voices marks a massive shift in South African poetry. Kola Putuma's exploration of blackness, womxnhood and history in Collective Amnesia is fearless and unwavering. Her incendiary poems demand justice, insist on visibility and offer healing. In them, Putuma explodes the idea of authority in various spaces ñ academia, religion, politics, relationships ñ to ask what has been learnt and what must be unlearnt. Through grief and memory, pain and joy, sex and self-care, Collective Amnesia is a powerful appraisal, reminder and revelation of all that has been forgotten and ignored, both in South African society, and within ourselves.

Milk of Amnesia


Author: Donna Lethal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982723951
Category: Fiction
Page: 170
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Donna Lethal's debut is an authentic, can't-put-it-down page-turner, an astonishing first-time work about growing up in Lowell, Massachusetts (Jack Kerouac's home town) in the 1970s. With a stern ex-nun for a mother, a rascally bookie for a dad and a brother behind bars as often as not, Donna's purgatory years in Lowell make for unforgettable reading. Her book is peopled with a rogues' gallery of memorable local personalities, most hovering on the edge of small time crime, alcoholism, drug abuse and general oblivion. Funny and melancholic, sweet and brutal, it is everything a family memoir should be, a vivid flashback of haunting and hilarious memories arriving unbidden in the consciousness. Unlike some compulsive reads that evaporate after you've finished them, MILK OF AMNESIA's images will stay with you, making you laugh or tear up at unexpected moments.

The Maze Runner


Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 1908435488
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 334
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When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.

Forgetfulness

Making the Modern Culture of Amnesia
Author: Francis O'Gorman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501324691
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 185
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Examines the history and the consequences of living in the contemporary culture of forgetfulness.