Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Lanquage of the barbarians

Absurdistan by Gary Sheteyngart

Oracle Bones: A Journey Through China's past and present by Peter Kessler

The Book of Lost Books :An Incomplete History of all the Great Books you'll never read by Stuart Kelly

'Banished to a backwater on the edge of the Black Sea by Augustus Caesar,
Ovid wrote an eulogy in honor of his nemesis in the lanquage of the barbarians that inhabited the region. Both the eulogy and the lanquage have disappeared ...'

' Alot more books would have survived if cultural pyromaniacs didn't burn down the great Library at Alexandria a million and a half years ago ...'


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