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‘We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die’

[Umberto Eco on his new exhibition in the Louvre][link].

>The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order — not always, but often.

[link]: http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,659577,00.html “SPIEGEL Interview with Umberto Eco: ‘We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die’ – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International”

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