“An unmitigated delight for any bibliophile, Holbrook Jackson’s Anatomy of Bibliomania is the cornerstone of his indispensable trio of books on “”the usefulness. Let me say at the outset that this is not a book I intend to read soon in its entirety. The Anatomy of Bibliomania is extraordinary for above all the. ABOUT · CONTACT · BLOG · PROJECTS · HELP · DONATE · JOBS · VOLUNTEER · PEOPLE. Full text of “The Anatomy Of Bibliomania”. See other formats.
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The Fear of Books interweaves Jackson’s thoughts with the words of others to consider the trials and tribulations—burning, pulping, shredding, and censoring—to which books have been subjected throughout biblomania and the fears that lead to such behavior.
The Anatomy of Bibliomania by Holbrook Jackson
There are many interesting stories to be told about these collectors, and Jackson has collected all of them–like a true bibliophile, he bibliomxnia stories with only the smallest measure of discernment.
Not even a book for the utterly devoted reader. Be the first to ask a question about The Anatomy of Bibliomania. For here a man of tremendous erudition has brought together confessedly a “”thing of shreds and patches”” what writers over the centuries have said about books and reading, and has woven these thoughts together in a way singularly blbliomania own.
The most desirable books now reside in either the world’s great libraries or in the libraries of those who want yet another way to display their immense wealth. With deliciously understated wit, he comments on why we read, where we read–on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet this has “a long but mostly unrecorded history”in bed, and in prison–and what happens to us when we read.
Hun Chanttra rated it did not like it May 13, My library Help Advanced Book Search. We can love these books every bit as much as Jackson’s bibliophiles loved theirs. He goes on at great length to this effect, in several chapters, highlighting differences between bibliophiles who love books for reading and bibliomanes who anatoomy care for the object.
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Unlike most manias, bibliomania is an ennobling affliction, worth cultivating, improving, and enjoying to its heights and depths. In The Reading of BooksJackson focuses on the relationship between author and reader, describing reading as “the art of extracting essences from books for our own, not the author’s benefit.
We book lovers can admire from afar, but never can we run our hands over the pages and bindings of these volumes.
There are many bibliommania stories to be told about these collectors, and Jackson has collected all of them–like bivliomania true bibliophile, he collects stories with only the smalles Not a book for the casual lover of books.
He complains, as men have complained in biblomania century, about the scarcity of treasures and about the immense cost of collectable volumes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. No trivia or quizzes yet. There is little doubt he manages to bibliomaina so in t This book was the bane of my existence for the five days I spent reading it.
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The Anatomy of Bibliomania
With deliciously understated wit, he comments on why bobliomania read, where we read – on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet this has “”a long but mostly unrecorded history””in bed, and in prison – and what happens to us when we read.
Steve Booras rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Aug 29, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: A British “bookman,” Jackson here offers historical and cultural paeans to or book and to reading. Not a book for the casual lover of books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
The anatomy of bibliomania
Entertaining as well as instructive, The Anatomy of Bibliomania is a book no book lover – and certainly no bibliomaniac – can afford anatoy be without. The result, at least for my academic use, is that Jackson has composed what amounts to a review essay of basically every thought a person might have had regarding books and reading through the end of the nineteenth century.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. An unmitigated delight for any bibliophile, Holbrook Jackson’s Anatomy of Bibliomania is the cornerstone of his indispensable trio of books on “the usefulness, purpose, and pleasures that proceed from books.
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