Edition: 2016
Pages: 102
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788842078265

Books and Liberty

Luciano Canfora



Censorship, bonfires, imaginary books, bibliomania and criminality: the power of books and the fierce struggle between books and power are described in a captivating volume that never fails to surprise. From reading as a morbid passion to libraries as the mirror of their owners or creators, from the ‘frenzied pursuit of books’ to the ‘erudite ignorance’ of the career librarian…

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Luciano Canfora

Luciano Canfora is professor emeritus at the University of Bari. He directs the "Quaderni di Storia" and collaborates with the "Corriere della Sera." His books with Laterza have been widely translated all around the world.

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