Eco does not tell us how many of these books he actually owns, or how much he would pay for a first edition in mint condition.
Eco and Carriere exchange insider information about book collecting. You can find the occasional bargain, Eco says. De Tonnac asks each man about his dream find. Kenner pointed out that if a copy of the Iliad turned up for the first time today it would arouse an archeological curiosity but little more. Eco agrees.
Fate and politics play their roles. The conversation in this book is full of interesting and sometimes heartening tidbits. It is also salutary to be reminded that the preservation of cultural memory is an ongoing, urgent task. We assume that the contents of libraries and archives are being digitized, for example, without loss of significant printed material.
This is not so. Of the two conversationalists, I prefer Eco.
This is Not the End of the Book: A Conversation Curated by Jean-Philippe de Tonnac
Carriere is a little bit too cozy with the eminent. I know it is hard for a top drawer French intellectual to avoid this, and I may simply be jealous. But I also notice that when a banality or an outright piece of misinformation pops up, it always comes from Carriere. Still, Carriere helps Eco keep the conversational ball in the air and free from any taint of theoretical jargon.
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Amidst the twittering, the thoughts of Jean-Claude Carriere and Umberto Eco come as a breath of fresh air. This thought-provoking book takes the form of a conversation in which Carriere and Eco discuss everything from how to define the first book to what is happening to knowledge now that infinite amounts of information are available at the click of a mouse.
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