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Sign: New York - Library Walk - On the advantage of knowing different types of literature

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476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
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The knowledge of different literatures frees one from the tyranny of a few..
-José Martí (1853-1895), "On Oscar Wilde"
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The Library Walk, is a venture launched in 1996 by the New York Public Library, Grand Central Partnership and New Yorker Magazine, in which are embedded in bronze plaques quotes from well-known books, or those dealing with books and literature. The panels designed by artist Gregg LeFevre were laid in 1998 from the New York Public Library building along 41st Street.

On the plaque is the statement of the Cuban writer and statesman - José Martí in his article "On Oscar Wilde"

Below the quote is an illustration by the artist LeFevre , illustrating the diversity of literature, presenting different literary genres:
• Banner of people’s war, the party’s military line by Vietnamese General Võ Nguyên Giáp on military theory and strategy
• Mahatma K. Gandhi - Satyagraha - Gandhi’s book on nonviolent resistance.
• The autobiography of human rights activist Malcolm X.
• Diary of a young girl (Het Achterhuis) - Anne Frank - Diary of Anne Frank
• The Second Sex (Le Deuxième Sexe) The feminist essay of the philosopher Simone de Beauvoir
• The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu - Japanese literature from the 11th century AD
• House Made of Dawn by American writer of Native American descent - N. Scott Momaday
• Ficciones (Fictions) - The book by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges
• The Prophet - The Book of the American-Maroni Kahlil Gibran
• I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - the autobiography of the African-American writer Maya Angelou
• Etiquette In Society, In Business, In Politics, And At Home - Emily Post’s book on manners
• The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) The book by Franz Kafka
• The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money - The book by British economist John Maynard Keynes, the father of the Keynesian economy, written in the wake of the "Great Depression" and argued that government intervention is essential to ensure economic growth



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