Umberto Eco on Lists

Italian polymath Umberto Eco: “I like lists for the same reason other people like football or pedophilia.”

Eco is currently curating a new exhibition at the Louvre in Paris, on the “essential nature of lists, poets who list things in their works and painters who accumulate things in their paintings“. In the interview he discusses the place lists hold in the history of culture, the ways we try to avoid thinking about death and why Google is dangerous for young people.

Via Der Spiegel (here)

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