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By Seth Rudy

At a second whilst Google seeks "to arrange the world's info and make it universally obtainable and useful", this booklet tells the tale of long term aspirations, first in historical epic after which in a variety of literary and non-literary works from the early sleek period and British Enlightenment, to understand, list, and disseminate entire wisdom of the realm. it's also a narrative of the continual failure of those aspirations, their cave in within the overdue eighteenth century, and the next redefinition of completeness in smooth literary and disciplinary phrases. The ebook argues that the pursuit of entire wisdom complicated the separation of epic from encyclopedia, literature from "Literature", and the sciences from the arts; it demonstrates that the differences among "high" and "low", ephemeral and everlasting, worthy and lifeless that persist this day all stem from the strategies of completeness that emerged in the course of and because of the Enlightenment.

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