Public Domain Day 2021: Honoring a lost generation (Everybody’s Libraries)

Everybody’s Libraries: Public Domain Day 2021: Honoring a lost generation. “The generation that now sees these works joining the public domain also has many of the makings of a new ‘lost generation’. The number of deaths from COVID-19 in the United States, which badly botched its response compared to many similar countries, far exceeds the number of American deaths in World War I, and is a sizable and rapidly growing fraction of all the American deaths from the 1918-1920 flu pandemic. Many more people who have dealt with illness and quarantine have also experienced what feels like a lost year, one that hasn’t ended yet despite today’s change in the calendar.”

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