Antigo blogue do projeto novasoportunidades@biblioteca.esjs

Antigo blogue do projeto novasoportunidades@biblioteca.esjs, patrocinado pela Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Escola Secundária José Saramago - Mafra

sexta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2018


In Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris, a scholar, deep in meditation in his study high up in the cathedral, gazes at the first printed book which has come to disturb his collection of manuscripts. Then, opening the window, he gazes at the vast cathedral, silhouetted against the starry sky, crouching like an enormous sphinx in the middle of the town. 'Ceci tuera cela', he says. The printed book will destroy the building. The parable which Hugo develops out of the comparison of the building, crowded with images, with the arrival in his library of a printed book might be applied to the effect on the invisible cathedrals of memory of the past of the spread of printing.

Frances Yates, The Art of Memory, London, Pimlico, 2012, p. 131.

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