Uninspiring read

2007-12-19 00:00

In the essay “On the Disadvantages and Advantages of Death” that ends this collection, Umberto Eco notes that death will see all of one’s experience lost: “What a waste, decades spent building up experience, only to throw it all away”. One remedy is to write: “You die, but most of what you have accumulated will not be lost.” Which could be read as a justification for collating this rather uninspiring collection of essays and articles written for assorted magazines, newspapers and conferences.

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