Interesting Read: “We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die”

“The list doesn’t destroy culture; it creates it. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists. In fact, there is a dizzying array: lists of saints, armies and medicinal plants, or of treasures and book titles. Think of the nature collections of the 16th century. My novels, by the way, are full of lists.” Read more from Der Spiegel’s interview with Umberto Eco here — timely in this season of Christmas lists and best-of-2010 lists.

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