Wednesday, July 12, 2006

"...artifacts at the turn of a civilization..."

Anthony Esolen acquired an older set of The Book of Knowledge, printed 1949, at a flea market. When he got it home he compared it against a set he already had of The New Book of Knowledge, circa 1968. Priceless.

1 comment:

johng said...

A. Esolen's essays are always worthwhile. Thanks for this link.

PC/multiculturalism/ (ignorance) have ravaged the children's section of your local public library, but, indeed, the free pursuit of butterflies and balloons were the reason for its existence at one time.

Serendipity reading-- or the finding of knowledge by joyful exploration-- is one key to life long reading.