Almost as old as the idea of the library is the urge to destroy it. Author Lucien X. Polastron traces the history of this destruction, examining the causes for these disasters, the treasures that have been lost, and where the surviving books, if any, have ended up. Books on Fire received the 2004 SociActAc des Gens de Lettres Prize for Nonfiction/History in Paris.Yet, almost as old as the idea of the library is the urge to destroy it. The reasons cited for this are many: educated people are much harder to govern, and some proclaim that only the illiterate can save the world.
|Title||:||Books on Fire|
|Author||:||Lucien X. Polastron|
|Publisher||:||Lucien X. POLASTRON - 2007-08-13|