“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 Anatomy of Bibliomania
To ask other readers questions about The Anatomy of Bibliomaniaplease sign up. I would have been more eager to accept his contributions had he not written about them at such repetitive length, and in such a way that skimming could easily have resulted in my missing something relevant to my anstomy interests.
This book was the bane of my existence for the five days I spent reading it. I have to bibliomajia I very much enjoyed some sections of the book — particularly his insights on books as weapons literally their use to hit people over bibpiomania head as well as the history of reading and the toilet which didn’t go to graphic lengths, but was still suggestive of a potentially interesting field of study. In his preface to the reader, he loftily suggests his book’s aim, like the Anatomy of Melancholy from whom he cribs his title, is to enumerate and reflect upon all of bibliomanai aspects of books and reading.
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August rated it it was amazing Jan 08, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He was recognised as one of biblomania leading bibliophiles of his time. 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.
Jackson inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for them that leads to bibliomania “a genial mania, less harmful than the sanity of the sane”. Cook Rundle rated it it was amazing Oct biboiomania, His sparkling commentary addresses why we read, where we read on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet—this has “a long bubliomania mostly unrecorded history”—in bed, and in prison and what happens to us when we read.
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Unlike most manias, bibliomania is an ennobling affliction, worth cultivating, improving, and enjoying to its heights and depths. Meghan rated it it was amazing Dec 25, I may have felt somewhat differently if I had taken longer to digest its pages, but on the whole I found Jackson’s meandering binliomania in desperate need of an editorial hand.
He goes on at great length to this effect, in several chapters, highlighting differences between bibliophiles who love books for reading and bibliomanes who only care for the object. The love of books is something nearly universal, though books have been reviled by Collecting in a Consumer Society Russell W.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jackson inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for bibliomaniia that leads to bibliomania “”a genial mania, less harmful than the sanity of the sane””.
Open Preview See a Problem? The kind of book collector that Jackson describes in this book is nearly extinct–at least in the form in which Jackson describes him.
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