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October 2018

Scientific memoirs as stories of personal decline

By Autobiography, in English No Comments

I still remember the day almost two years ago when I read the best scientific autobiography I’ve ever held in my hands. The best description of the life of a scientist, the best insider view of research I’ve ever read.

Of course it’s a story of decline. A story about total personal defeat. I’m glued to the text, I suck in every word. Success stories are so uninteresting.

This post was published (in Swedish) on Facebook 5 October 2018, where it generated the following comments (in Swedish):

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