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Letter of the month: Craig Brown’s memory

By Prospect  

1st August 2009

Craig Brown (August) may not remember the details of many books he has read, but he is mistaken that the only value in reading is in the momentary pleasure. He has confused our conscious memory of events and details with the entirety of our selves. I do not remember many of the events of my childhood, but it was during this period that I learnt my native language and acquired many of the…

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