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In the history of Western culture we find lists of saints, ranks of soldiers, catalogues of grotesque creatures or medicinal plants, and hordes of treasure. This infinity of lists is no coincidence: a culture prefers enclosed, stable forms when it is sure of its own identity, while when faced with a jumbled series of ill-defined phenomena, it starts making lists. The poetics of lists runs throughout the history of art and literature. We do not only see it at work in ancient bestiaries, the celestial hosts of angels or the ...

The Infinity of Lists 2012, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781906694890

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The Infinity of Lists 2009, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781906694821

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The Infinity of Lists 2009, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780847832965

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