[Sca-cooks] OT: How to destroy a book

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo dama.antonia at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 12:42:04 PDT 2010

Suey wrote:
>  Many of my friends think it a sin to destroy a book. I think this is 
> correct in reference to Inquisitions but not in reference to authors 
> who change history for their "history." For example Nacho Ares' book 
> "El Retracto" (The Portrait) contains numerous historical events 
> changed to suit his cowboy moving novel, such as Christopher Marlowe 
> killed Alvaro Bazan, the captain general of the Invincible Armada, who 
> in fact died of syphilis when in port in Lisbon before the fleet took 
> off for England. Then his classmate at Cambridge, Robert Cecil, was in 
> his father's governmental position ten years before the fact and 
> instead of being a spy for the same service as Marlowe, he acts as a 
> counter spy revealing Marlow's movements in Spain and France to 
> Madrid. It really gets me how history is deformed to accommodate the 
> author's script. I think it a sin not to destroy this text.

If you think works of historical fiction should be destroyed because 
they deviate from real history, you're going to be a long time 
destroying books.  If it bothers you so much, why do you kee reading 
historical novels?

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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