Phantoms on the Bookshelves

Phantoms on the Bookshelves

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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… (more)

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Immensely enjoyable, “Phantoms on the Bookshelves” pays concise tribute to the pleasures and rewards of — to borrow James Salter’s phrase — “a life built around reading.”

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Publisher: Overlook (July 05, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 144 pages

File size: 425 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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