The World in Time

Death Is Nothing to Us

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lucretius translated by J. Evelyn.

Historian Stephen Greenblatt writes of “the concentrated force of the buried past” in The Swerve, his 2011 National Book Award winner in nonfiction. 

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