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Author: W D King
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nearly everyone collects something, even those who donʹt think of themselves as collectors. William Davies King, on the other hand, has devoted decades to collecting nothing -- and a lot of it. Captivated by the detritus of everyday life, King has spent a lifetime gathering a monumental mass of miscellany, from cereal boxes to boulders to broken folding chairs. Junk, you might call it -- and so might King, at times.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Miscellanea
Named Person: W D King; William Davies King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W D King
ISBN: 9780226437002 0226437000
OCLC Number: 176980344
Description: 163 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Nothing lost ---
2. Nothing gained ---
3. Nothing regained ---
4. Nothing to keep ---
5. Nothing special ---
6. Nothing at all ---
7. The rest.
Responsibility: William Davies King.
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