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The “Evolution” of Books

“In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public.  Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.”–Oscar Wilde

Wikipedia defines “aphorism” as a “terse saying, expressing a general truth, principle, or astute observation, and spoken or written in a laconic or memorable form.”  Few writers approach Oscar Wilde in the expression of such bons mots. Continue reading