Tuesday, 26 August 2014

One Library’s Much Like Another to a Barbarian

The picture I put in yesterday’s blog is not in fact of the destruction by the Germans of Leuven library in 1914. It is in fact of the destruction (by the Germans) of Holland House library in London, some time in the 1940s. It also shows the typical phlegmatic English reaction to such events.

I am not sure whether the following sign, seen at Swansea University, shows a wish to protect literature or simply contempt for it:

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