“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 20th century gave us the mass-produced book, and, though they look not so glorious on the shelf as a row of Manutians bound in red off, they fill a home with words and let us live in close proximity to the greatest minds of this and of past ages.
Aug 29, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: Kenneth Baker rated it really liked it Jun 27, Suzy rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Jackson inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for them antaomy leads to bibliomania “”a genial mania, less harmful than the sanity of the sane””. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
He touches on bindings, bookworms, libraries, and the sport of book hunting, as well as the behavior of borrowers, embezzlers, thieves, and collectors. Selected pages Title Page.
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”. Difficult of straight ahead reading, but full of nuggets, and organized in a way wholly his. There was a problem adding your email address.
He was recognised as one of the leading bibliophiles of his time.
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Violent reactions to books, whether from jealous wives, political hacks, or righteous church leaders, indicate books’ power over readers and their ability to inspire change. Of books about books it is hard to report, for every bibliomaniac has his or her special loves.
Rocky rated it it was amazing Jun 19, 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. 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.
The Anatomy of Bibliomania
I have to admit I very much enjoyed some sections of the book — particularly his insights on books as weapons literally their use to hit people over the 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. This particular book has been out of print for some time; read today, it seems a literary curiosity, a book difficult to use, though demanding use.
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 the aspects of books and reading. 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 own interests.
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Robin rated it really liked it May 13, Aimee Felker rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Autumn Walker rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Rocky Crocker rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Adrienne Teague rated it did biblipmania like it Feb 14, Cook Rundle rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Joshua Disneyq rated it liked it Jun 18, Hun Chanttra rated it did not like it May 13, Sowerby, Christian Science Monitor His sparkling commentary addresses 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.
He touches on bindings, bookworms, libraries, and the sport of book hunting, as well as the behavior of borrowers, embezzlers, thieves, and collectors. An unmitigated delight for any bibliophile, Holbrook Jackson’s musings on the joys of reading combine his irrepressible wit with the wisdom of famous readers from all corners of the world. Holbrook Jackson – is a British journalist, writer and publisher.
If you love books, collect them, hold them, smell anatomu, etc It also made me realize that my love of books directly competes with my love for Christ To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.