Excerpt from “Art & GLory: The Elbert Hubbard Story” by Freeman Champney
“One of Hubbard’s literary jokes was “the Essay on Silence” - a neatly bound pamphlet of blank pages. The Roycroft pilgrims used it as an autograph book; Hubbard declared it his best book; and the advertising pages of the Philistine had a field day with it: “has been translated into fifty-seven languages and dialects. It has been reprinted over fourteen thousand million times. Nothing ever written by any author, living or dead, has had so wide a circulation. Such is the felicity of the language in the original, that it loses nothing in the translation.”
Ah, EH would have had a field day with modern art. . .