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Recollections of My Life 1st Edition
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The text contains in several parts the summaries of his researches. These are amazing in clarity of exposition and creativity in terms of conception. They also are the reason for taking two stars off. Why? Because the translators of the book, E. Horne Craigie (assisted by Juan Cano) CUT at least five times the text, leaving horrible footnotes (p. 373, 396, 405, 480, 570) stating that the short paragraph summarizes several pages which are "left out as having no interest for the reader". Who are E. Horne Craigie and Juan Cano to decide what is of interest to the readers?! How dare they censor Santiago Ramon y Cajal? This censorship is a fraud and an act of intellectual infamy. Moreover the book is full of typos and grammar mistakes, spelling Goethe as Goette, etc.Read more ›
This English translation is clear, criip and well worth the read. MIT Press is commended for bringing this volume back to life for an American audience.