Sunday, August 20, 2006

(4) Yates, Carruthers, Harry Bosch

The most useful books on medieval commentaries on the Rhetorica Ad Herennium and later memory systems are Frances Yates, The Art of Memory (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966) and Mary Carruthers, The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990). Mary Carruthers has also written The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making of Images, 400-1200 (Cambridge, UC: Cambridge University Press, 1998)and, with Jan M. Ziolkowski, edited The Medieval Craft of Memory: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002). Her books were recommended to me by Larry Silver, whose book Hieronymus Bosch will be published later this year. Another interesting book on memory, which focuses on a later time period and on exporting memory to a non-European setting, is Jonathan D. Spence, The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci (New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 1984). Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels are widely available new, in mass market paperbacks, translated into several languages, and on tape.


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