Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A wonderful line of books …

… Defining the Classics. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

It might surprise readers to learn that the inspiration for the NYRB Classics came from a very modern idea: the digitization of the library. In the late ‘90s, Frank was working on a different project for the New York Review of Bookscalled the Reader’s Catalog, a massive virtual bookstore that he describes as “a sort of Sears catalog of books.” Its subtitle was “the 40,000 best books in print,” and Frank was involved with annotating and distinguishing which books were interesting.

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