12.10.08

Weekend: Hojas

Portrait by SantiMore night light photos
From A Universal History of the Destruction of Books
"Its a common error to attribute the destruction of books to ignorant men unaware of their hatred. After twelve years of study, I've concluded that the more cultured a nation or a person is, the more willing each is to eliminate books under the pressure of apocalyptic myths. In general, biblioclasts are well-educated people, cultured, sensitive, perfectionists, painstaking, with unusual intellectual gifts, depressive tendencies, incapable of tolerating criticism, egoists,
mythomaniacs, members of the middle or upper classes, with minor traumas in their childhood or youth, with a tendency to belong to institutions that represent constituted power, charismatic, with religious and social hypersensitivity. To all that we would add a tendency to fantasy. In sum, we have to forget the stereotype of the savage book destroyer. Ignorant people are the most innocent."
thanks S

3 comments:

truffle oil said...

that portrait is stunning. i will have to check that book out. id like too read of some actual examples. intriguing.

Joanna Goddard said...

that portrait is beautiful!

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