Rickard A Parker wrote:
> The link below is to a review of "The Book of Lost Books" by Stuart Kelly.
> "How much tragedy in Literature Lost?"
> By Mary Blume International Herald Tribune
No tragedy at all, of course, but rather a social and cultural
We are cursed today with far too many great books, since the huge
surplus of books-that-one-must-read makes it impossible to read more
than a small number of those books. One possible source of salvation:
technology will change so rapidly that all the documents (good, bad,
great & indifferent) now stored electronically will be irretrievable in
a few decades. And perhaps a new mold generated by experiments in
gemetics will infect the Library of Congress, the British Museum, and
the equivalents in Moscow, Beijingd, and New Delhi. Then at least for
awhile a shared culture will again be possible.