Popular quotes: The meaning an history behind "What makes a book great..."
"What makes a book great, a so-called classic, is its quality of always being
modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new
- Lawrence Clark Powell
Librarian, writer and critic, Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001) was born in
Washington, DC, USA, and raised in California where his father managed Sunkist
Growers. He worked as a library administrator at the University of California,
Los Angeles until 1971 (the university's library is named after him) when he
moved to the University of Arizona to teach English and write about the American
South West. During his life he wrote hundreds of articles and reviews and about
a dozen books, including The Alchemy of Books (1954) and Books In My
Baggage (1960). A more complete biography, including photos and a
bibliography of some of his works, is available at the
University of California, Los Angeles website.
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