The Book of Lost Books

I recently finished with a library copy of this book and overall I found it quite good fun. There’s a strong emphasis on poetry but other than that it is well balanced between genre, author and reason for being lost. I learned some surprising things about Don Quixote and the Divine Comedy and the book offered a good insight into the weird Classical half-life of works that are only known to us via quotation.

With each entry being no more than six pages the book was also excellent commuting fodder being easy to pick up, put down and carry on with.


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