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Reflexión sobre Fernando Báez en Indonesia

Sigue el efecto Fernando Báez en Indonesia: Báez en Indonesia

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Se fortalecen los buenos comentarios en Estados Unidos del clásico de Fernando Báez, quien ha estado estas semanas de gira por todo el Medio Oriente, ojalá nos traiga nuevas pronto. Intellectual Affairs Auto-da-Fé April 14, 2010 By Scott McLemee On April 14, 2003 -- seven years ago today, and just over two weeks before George W. Bush declared “the end of major combat operations in Iraq” – the National Library in Iraq burned down. About a million books were destroyed; another blaze consumed several million documents at the National Archive. University libraries throughout Iraq met similar fates. Meanwhile there was looting of museums that contained some of the oldest-known human records -- composed with reeds on pieces of moist clay, some five thousand years ago. To quote Donald Rumsfeld from one of his discourses on Stoic philosophy: “Stuff happens.” Perhaps we should look on the bright side. The records of Iraq’s Ministry of Oil were spared – their integrity secured through the

Profesor italiano considera obra de Baez una referencia mundial

El profesor Giancarlo Volpato Archiviare il futuro in difesa del passato EDITORIA. PUBBLICATO DA GIANCARLO VOLPATO E FEDERICA FORMIGA IL MATERIALE ELABORATO NEL MASTER DELL'UNVERSITÀ SULLA CONSERVAZIONE DEI DOCUMENTI I vari saggi raccolti cercano di rispondere alla domanda se servano ancora i supporti cartacei e come preservarli Esce con tempestività il volume curato da Giancarlo Volpato e Federica Formiga, [FIRMA]Archiviare il futuro: riflessioni e ricerche per una materia in divenire (Verona, La Grafica, 2008), che raccoglie interventi e materiali elaborati durante lo svolgimento del master sulla gestione e conservazione dei documenti cartacei, tenuto presso l'Università di Verona tra il dicembre e l'aprile 2007. Il libro va parecchio oltre il mero interesse specialistico e invita il lettore a un atto di interesse che lo scuota dalla pigrizia solita. Infatti parlare di conservazione dei documenti, vuol dire parlare della nostra memoria, della nostra storia, del nos

South China Morning Post declara a Baez autor de la semana

History: A Universal History Of The Destruction Of Books REVIEW OF THE WEEK Richard James Havis Dec 07, 2008 Email to friend | Print a copy Written by: by Fernando Baez, translated Alfred MacAdam Atlas, HK$200 **** The Nazi book burnings of the 1930s are infamous. But as this learned work by Venezuelan librarian Fernando Baez shows, the desire to destroy the written word dates back to the invention of writing. In A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern Iraq, Baez theorises that a nation's cultural memory is primarily found in its literature, histories and poetry. Invading armies have often sought to control nations by destroying their libraries. This, he says, erases the national identity and makes it easier for the invaders to assimilate the conquered people into their own society and beliefs. Even books that have survived such epic circumstances are not safe. They can be discredited by their ideological foes or eaten by natural e

Medios de Estados Unidos celebran traduccion al ingles de Fernando Baez

En medio de la guerra en solitario que libra Fernando Baez contra las transnacionales en la Biblioteca Nacional de Venezuela, suele olvidarse que su obra sigue divulgandose y ahora ha llegado la traduccion a todas las librerias de Estados Unidos y es celebrada por toda la critica. Incluso en Londres hay quienes ya hablan de un fenomeno literario excepcional que se prolonga a Asutralia y Nueva Zelanda. He aqui parte de la cronica del ultimo numero de Harper's Magazine: New Books By John Leonard Fire, water, gas, heat, dust, negligence, ignorance, malice, collectors, book sellers, book worms, insects, children, and servants”—these, according to William Blades in Enemies of Books (1880), are the agents most responsible for the deterioration, disappearance, and/or destruction of individual volumes and of entire libraries. He was addressing, of course, such realms of contingency and inadvertence as bad luck, lousy weather, human error, and stuff happens. So he omitted to mention