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    Robert Darnton, “What is the History of Books?” in The Book History Reader, eds. Finkelstein and McCleery (BHR), pp. 9-26

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    D. F. McKenzie, “The Book as an E […]

  • Kasey,
    You’re right to laugh at loud at this punishment. The submerging of flatterers in human excrement is a wonderful example of the “contrapasso,” the principle by which souls in Dante’s Inferno suffer a punishment that either contrasts or fittingly resembles their sin. Flatteries (that come out sweetly through the mouth) are punished by the…[Read more]