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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Which books should we burn?

Welsh pensioners are buying books as fuel. Discounting differences in book size, and assuming you could gather all copies of the same title, which books would you burn?

On his deathbed, the poet Virgil requested his friends to burn his "Aeneid". Does an author have the right to do this?

4 comments:

James Higham said...

Labour manifesto? Das Kapital?

Sackerson said...

Works of German thinkers generally? Luther, Marx ... is there a Germanic tendency for dangerous intellectualisation?

Tyrone said...

Hey, I don't think anyone would have a problem burning this book...
Why the Real Estate Boom Will Not Bust
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OldSouth said...

Bill Clinton's 'My Story'.

BHO 'Dreams of My Father'

That's a good start...