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Lunacy And The Arrangement Of Books

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A humorous and poignant essay on the idiosyncrasies of book arrangements by collectors over the centuries. Professor Belanger treats the reader to some of the idiotic methods of categorizing and shelving books.
One gem from an etiquette book of 1863 decreed that a perfect hostess will see to it that the works of male and female authors be properly segregated on her book s
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Paperback, 23 pages
Published by Oak Knoll Press (first published 1982)
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Joe
Jul 08, 2013 Joe rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing, nonfiction
Not so much a book as an essay about books, and book collecting and arranging. Witty, elegant, with anecdotes and quotations that I have never encounted elsewhere.

Published by the Oak Knoll Press, where I also purchased it, a half-block from where we now live n New Castle, DE.
Courtney
Nov 23, 2009 Courtney rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Short essay on the insanity and history of the arrangement of books. As soon as I finished, I reorganized.
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Lunacy and the Arrangement of Books by Terry Belanger (2003)
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