14 August 2015

NYC #19: Clarence Day, Woodlawn Cemetery (3), Bronx

Writer Clarence (Shepard) Day (1874–1935) is best known for his Life With Father (1935), which was preceded by God and My Father (1932), and followed by the posthumous Life with Mother (1937). According to Wikipedia, 'Day achieved lasting fame in literary circles for his comment, "The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, nations perish, civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead."'

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