When Books Burn: Libraries, Looting, And The Destruction Of Culture In Conflict

"Throughout Bosnia, libraries, archives, museums and cultural institutions have been targeted for destruction, in an attempt to eliminate the material evidence - books, documents and works of art - that could remind future generations that people of different ethnic and religious traditions once shared a common heritage in Bosnia." (Andras Riedlmayer) In 1992, Bosnia's National … Continue reading When Books Burn: Libraries, Looting, And The Destruction Of Culture In Conflict

Just For Fun Friday: Literary History UK Style

One of the great personal tragedies of 2013 has been the departure of one of my very best friends, Lauren, to the exotic climes of Singapore. We have shared many memorable and completely bizarre experiences, not least a somewhat spontaneous backpacking trip through the Baltics. In mid-February. Among the greatest memories we share, however, are … Continue reading Just For Fun Friday: Literary History UK Style