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A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: longseller

La informacion que nos llega del dificil mundo editorial de Estados Unidos es que se mantiene como un longseller la traduccion al ingles de la obra de Fernando Baez de Atlas Books. Aqui va la pagina de la editorial con la portada en paperback: A Universal History of the Destruction of Books From Ancient Sumer to Modern-day Iraq by Fernando Báez “Impressive. . . The best book written on this subject.” —Noam Chomsky A product of ten years of research and support from leading American and European universities, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books traces a tragic story: the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer, the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq, the leveling of the Library of Alexandria, book burnings by Crusaders and Nazis, and suppressive censorship against authors past and present. With diligence and grace, Báez mounts a compelling investigation into the motives behind the destruction of books, reading man’s violence against writing as a perverse anti