A Universal History of the Destruction of Books

Fernando Báez

NON FICTION. OCEANO, NEW EDITION UP TO DATE, 2013. 450 PAGES.

There are many histories on and of the book, but there are none devoted to exploring not the creation of book, but its destruction. Nowhere in the world is there a current text on this topic, which makes this an important book, written in a ten-year long period with the support of several universities from Venezuela, Colombia, Europe and the U.S. This work is divided into four large sections, with the addition of data relating to the burning or destruction, natural or otherwise, of books all through both Eastern and Western history.

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"A sobering reminder of just how deep-seated

is the instinct to destroy other people's truths."

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