Nov 20, 2009, 05:32AM

We like lists because we don't want to die

An interview with legendary writer Umberto Eco.

Italian novelist and semiotician Umberto Eco, who is curating a new exhibition at the Louvre in Paris, talks to SPIEGEL about the place lists hold in the history of culture, the ways we try to avoid thinking about death and why Google is dangerous for young people.


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