Saturday, May 06, 2006

Literary Archaeology

The New York Times reviews Stuart Kelly's: The Book of Lost Books: An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You'll Never Read. Kelly chronicles the books that were burned, misplaced, abandoned, sppressed, never finished or never started - and so lost to posterity. Wonderful stuff including Byron's Memoirs; a novel that Sylvia Plath was reported to be working on before her suicide ; and the lost plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.