Long enough

A Reading Note

“…If a book is lost, then someone will write it again, eventually. That should be enough immortality for everyone,” he said to me once when he was talking about the destruction of the Library at Alexandria.

Manguel, With Borges, page 72

No book lasts forever, because no thing lasts forever. But many things—books included—last long enough.

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With Borges

Alberto Manguel

A slim volume, with Manguel’s youthful memories of evenings spent reading to Borges in his home in Buenos Aires.