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The anatomy of bibliomania

The anatomy of bibliomania

Author: Holbrook Jackson
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st Illinois pbk. [ed.]View all editions and formats
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"). His 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  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holbrook Jackson
ISBN: 0252070437 9780252070433
OCLC Number: 46935873
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus, 1950.
Description: 668 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Of Books in General --
Of Their Morphology and Dimensions --
The Pleasure of Books --
The Art of Reading --
Of Fellowship --
Of The Reading of Books --
Study and Book-Learning --
Of The Uses of Books --
Of The Bibliophagi or Book-Eaters --
Of Book-Drinkers --
A Pageant of Bookmen --
How Bookmen Conquer Time and Place --
The Influence of Books --
Books Pharmaceutically Disposed --
The Origin of a Species --
Libraries and the Care of Books --
Borrowers, Biblioklepts and Bestowers --
The Caparisoning of Books --
The Misfortune of Books --
A Digression of Book Worms --
Of Book-Hunting --
Of Desirable Books --
Of Bibliomania or Book-Madness --
The Symptoms of Bibliomania --
The Causes of Bibliomania --
Do Bibliomaniacs Read Their Books? --
Varieties of Bibliomania --
Of Grangeritis --
The Cure of Bibliomania --
Of Bibliophily --
The Five Ports of Book-Love --
Bibliophily Triumphant.
Responsibility: Holbrook Jackson.


Inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for them that leads to bibliomania. This title comments on why we read, where we read - on journeys, at  Read more...


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"Mr. Jackson's cross-lights and unexpected illuminations are fascinating... among all his good things from other writers, his own good things should not be overlooked." -- Times Literary Supplement

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