‘The Swerve’: The Ideas That Rooted The Renaissance : NPR

Stephen Greenblatt chronicles the unlikely discovery of Lucretius’ poem “On the Nature of Things” — by a 15th-century Italian book hunter. The Swerve is a masterfully written meditation on the fragile inheritance of ideas.
— Read on www.npr.org/2011/09/20/140463632/the-swerve-ideas-that-rooted-the-renaissance