Phantoms on the Bookshelves
Phantoms on the Bookshelves
Jacques Bonnet

Introduction by James Salter
Translated by Sian Reynolds


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.

Title Phantoms on the Bookshelves
Author Jacques Bonnet
Introduction by James Salter
Translated by Sian Reynolds
Publisher Overlook Press
Title First Published 06 July 2012
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1590207599
ISBN-13 9781590207598
Publication Date 06 July 2012
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $17.95
 


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