non legge, a 70 anni avrà vissuto una sola vita: la propria. Chi legge
avrà vissuto 5000 anni: c’era quando Caino uccise Abele, quando Renzo
sposò Lucia, quando Leopardi ammirava l’infinito... perché la lettura è
un’immortalità all’ indietro”. Today there was posted on Facebook a wonderful quote byone of my favourite writers, Umberto Eco:
"Who doesn't read, when 70 years old, will have lived only a single life: his own. The one who reads will have lived for 5000 years: there was Cain who killed Abel, there was Renzo who married Lucia, there was Leopardi who admired infinity....because reading means an immortality backwards."
LET'S READ !
And remember (or read for the first time) some of Eco's most famous books:
The Name of the Rose Foucault's Pendulum Baudolino
Island of the Day Before The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
On Ugliness On Beauty The Search for the Perfect Language
Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages How to Travel with a Salmon
Libraries The Prague Cemetery ...and so much more.....
And because I am writing a lot about books and reading, I decided to post from now on the books I am actually "involved"with....
I am actually reading: Joyce Carol Oates, Them (1969)