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ISBN-10: 0679600094

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Plutarch's Lives, written in the beginning of the second one century A.D., is an excellent social historical past of the traditional global through one of many maximum biographers and moralists of all time. In what's through some distance his most famed and influential paintings, Plutarch finds the nature and character of his topics and the way they led eventually to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and whole of aspect, quantity I includes profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and lots of extra robust figures of historic Greece and Rome.

The current translation, initially released in 1683 along with a lifetime of Plutarch via John Dryden, used to be revised in 1864 via the poet and pupil Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface also are integrated during this edition.

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14 Not with sternness but with joy, Fourier (whether metaphorically or not) calls for the simplicity of a library, and thus a world, cleansed of dross. 15 Such an appeal to newness is not necessarily utopian, but the idea of ‘noplace’ does provide the perfect setting. In the first major work to shift utopia into the future, Louis-Sebastien Mercier’s L’An Deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante, contemporary France is implicitly compared with its future version. ’16 The burning of the library is couched in terms which liken it to the destruction of chaff: healthy library, healthy society.

63 Significantly, however, these quotidian fires have been eclipsed by one of the most famous library fires; indeed, one of the most famous cultural losses of the twentieth century: the burning of the library at Louvain University in the first weeks of the war. Louvain had been overrun by the German advance on 26 August 1914, and much of the town was destroyed in a fire which the Germans were reputed to have deliberately lit; or, at least, to have made little attempt to contain (Figure 2). 66 The Fear of Books 21 Figure 2 The streets of Louvain in the wake of the 1914 fires.

76 After consultation with a shadowy superior and the help of a printed list, judgement is passed down: You can take these books on architecture and the dictionary, and I don’t mind stretching a point for once and letting you have the history books, too. But this book on Economics comes under Subversive Propaganda. That you leaves behind. And this here Purgatorio doesn’t look right to me, so that stays behind, pending inquiries. 77 Of course, this pre-emptory burning avoids the novel stalling for lack of plot, forcing Fenwick-Symes into all manner of hack work, but Waugh’s deft scene serves as a reminder not only of the ubiquity of censorship at the time, but also 24 Burning Books of the censor’s reliance on the literal movement of literature and the possibilities for surveillance it provided.

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