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Phantoms on the Bookshelves

Bonnet, Jacques

ISBN 10: 1590207599 / 1-59020-759-9
ISBN 13: 9781590207598
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
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The enthralling memoir on the art of living with books Phantoms on the Bookshelves considers how our personal libraries reveal our true natures: far more than merely crowded shelves, they are living labyrinths of our innermost feelings. The author, a lifelong accumulator of books ancient and modern, lives in a house large enough to accommodate his many thousands of volumes, as well as overspill from the libraries of his friends. While his musings on the habits of collectors from the earliest known libraries are learned, amusing, and instructive, his advice on cataloguing may even save lives. Phantoms on the Bookshelves ranges from classical Greece to contemporary Iceland, from Balzac to Moby-Dick and Google. Rich in wit and wisdom, it will be a lasting delight for all who treasure books.


About the Author:
Jacques Bonnet is a publisher, translator and the author of novels and works of art history, including a monograph on the artist.

James Salter is an American novelist and short story writer whose work includes the classic A Sport and A Pastime. He has won the PEN/Faulkner award, and who was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000.

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