The Future of the Past
By (author) Alexander Stille
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Future of the Past by Alexander Stille
Book DescriptionA fascinating tour of the past as it exists today, and of the dangers that threaten it, through incisive portraits of our attempts to maintain it: the high-tech struggles to save the Great Sphinx and the Ganges; the efforts to preserve Latin within the Vatican; the digital glut inside the National Archives, which may have caused more information to be lost than ever before; and an oral culture threatened by a "new" technology: writing itself. Stille explores not simply the past, but our ideas about the past and how they will have to change if our past is to have a future."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312420949
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexander Stille
Force of Things, Paperback / softback (April 2014)
A masterpiece of literary memory--a powerful exploration of the intersections of family, history, and memory and the passionate and stormy union of Ugo Stille, one of Italy's most celebrated journalists, and Elizabeth Bogert, a beautiful and charming young woman from the Midwest.
Pleasure, Paperback (December 2013)
Like Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray, Andrea Sperelli lives his life as a work of art, seeking beauty and flouting the rules of morality and social interaction along the way. In his aristocratic circles in Rome, he is a serial seducer. But there are two women who command his special regard: the young widow Elena, and the pure, virgin-like Maria.
Cocaine, Paperback (September 2013)View all books by Alexander Stille
A wicked novel about drugs and sex in 1920s Paris with nothing left unexplored.
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Author Biography - Alexander Stille
Alexander Stille is the author of "Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic and Benevolence "and "Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism." He is a frequent contributor to" The New Yorker "and lives in New York City.
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