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Robert Fludd’s Memory Tricks (1617)

- January 17, 2019 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, memory, numbers, robert fludd

Robert Fludd's alphabet of correspondences, where each letter and number is paired with an object which echoes its shape.

Mnemonic Alphabet of Jacobus Publicius (1482)

- May 9, 2018 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, language, memory, Mnemonic Alphabet

Illustrated alphabet, used to aid memory, in which each letter is paired with an object (in some case more than one) which echoes its shape.

Mnemonic Alphabet of Jacobus Publicius (1482)

- May 9, 2018 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, language, memory, Mnemonic Alphabet

Illustrated alphabet, used to aid memory, in which each letter is paired with an object (in some case more than one) which echoes its shape.

Lost in Translation: Proust and Scott Moncrieff

- November 13, 2013 in À la recherche du temps perdu, Articles, Books, Literature, marcel proust, memory, rememberance of things past, scott moncrieff, translation

Scott Moncrieff's English translation of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu is widely hailed as a masterpiece in its own right. His rendering of the title as Remembrance of Things Past is not, however, considered a high point. William C. Carter explores the two men's correspondence on this somewhat sticky issue and how the Shakespearean title missed the mark regarding Proust's theory of memory.