Burning the Books / Richard Ovenden, The lost library / Dan Rabinowitz

OVENDEN Richard Burning the Books

Richard Ovenden – Foto: Library of Congress / The burning of books is a highly emotive subject. The Nazis’ bonfires of Jewish books and other ‘degenerate’ literature in 1933 horrify, and not only because they presaged the incinerators of the Holocaust. From the paradigmatic (and, we learn, probably apocryphal) conflagration of the ancient library of…

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