This was one of my Christmas presents. And a very nice one at that.
Yet, there's nothing like one of these "definitive" volumes to make me realize what a pathetic excuse for a cultivated person I am.
I don't even want to talk about the 1001 Books edition, which I gave my husband for his birthday so he could see what a pathetic excuse...etc.
At least that volume took a more positive tack to its title translation: the French version is entitled "1001 Books You Must Read in your Lifetime." But the translation of the film volume title take on the morbidity of the original: 1001 MOVIES to see before you die.
The hour is grave. Fortunately I got one of the movies from the book as a Christmas present.
I've got to start somewhere! The alternative is too terrifying to even think about...