Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Future Library of America volumes

Over at When Falls the Coliseum, I posted a "hilarious" bit of nonsense about what future Library of America volumes might look like. The opening:

According to their website,
The Library of America was founded in 1979 to undertake a historic endeavor: to help preserve the nation’s cultural heritage by publishing America’s best and most significant writing in durable and authoritative editions.
To that end, they have been publishing volumes featuring the works of people like John Steinbeck, Dashiell Hammett, Herman Melville, Robert Frost, William Faulkner, etc. But what about future editions?

100 years from now, what will the Library of America deem to be worth preserving?
I’m pretty sure I know.

Here is a look at the covers of some future Library of America editions:

You can peruse all of the "beautifully" photoshopped covers by going here.

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