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This short story was based on the true story of a 19th-century Spanish monk who literally killed for books.
Hardcover, Miniature Books edition, 42 pages
Published 1954 by Rodale (first published 1837)
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Sinem A.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bibliyomani minicik bir kitap. sayfaların bir yüzünde orjinal metni diğer yüzünde öyküyü görüyoruz bu nedenle göründüğünden de minik bir öykücük.
Ancak üstat yazarlardan Flaubert in henüz 14 yaşındayken 1800ler İspanyasında yaşanan gerçek bir olaydan esinlenerek yazdığı bir eser olduğundan ve bu baskıda orjinal metnin de yer alması ile biraz da olsa bibliyomaniye tutulmuş okurlara hitap ettiğinden cüssesinden daha büyük bir kitap da diyebiliriz.
Aslı Can
Yayın evlerinin yazarların kısa öykülerini bir şekilde süsleyip, basması beni bir yerde benim gibi kitapçı taburesi okurları için iyi bir fırsat. Bu minik kitap aracılığıyla Flaubert ile tanışmış oldum ve sevdim.
Veronica Juarez
Es evidente que es una historia escrita cuando Flaubert era muy joven. Aunque la premisa es interesante, se nota una pluma inmadura, eso sí, una pluma que ya desde entonces prometía pero a la que todavía le faltaba mucho para llegar hasta un Madame Bovary

Las ilustraciones no son particularmente memorables y de hecho, el libro pudo haberse publicado sin ellas y no perdía nada.
Suvi
Sep 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Flaubert wrote Bibliomania when he was fourteen, right after the case of Don Vicente appeared in a French newspaper. Was it necessary to practically write the same story all over again? Maybe not, but the result is decent, so I don't mind. Another and the more interesting question is whether Flaubert would have wanted this published, something that he scribbled when he was very young. Anyway, I wouldn't necessarily consider this a must-read for all Flaubert fans, but it's always fun to read abou ...more
Enis
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uzun bir öykü olarak yazılmış olan Bibliyomani. Kitapların okunmak dışında bir meta haline nasıl dönüştüğünü anlatıyor. İnsanın metalaştırdığı şeylere bağlanması sonucunda kendi yıkımını hazırlaması kaçınılmazlaşıyor. Sahip olmak istediklerimiz o dönemde de şu anki zaman diliminde de aynı şeye yol açıyor: sahibine sahip oluyor.
Nilo Di Stefano
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Si può condensare in 30 pagine la follia per i libri? Si. Flaubert c'è riuscito in pieno ed in questo racconto è riuscito anche ad inserire elementi tipici di chi ha una passione smisurata per il libro, fino a morirne.
Nell'esasperazione di un racconto di un'epoca passata, c'è anche la verità dei tempi moderni. La passione per il libro, la bibliofilia non è cambiata affatto. Chi ama i libri, chi ama la carta , continuerà ad amarla per sempre. Il libro va letto, toccato, riposto nella propria libr
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Alan Marchant
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, gothic
This short story by Flaubert is a portrait of the book-seller as miser, with incanabula taking the place of money. The miser's insanity clearly reflects the logical contradiction between the collecting and trading.

Flaubert's writing at age fourteen made up in richness what it lacked in finesse. The two-color illustrations by Arthur Wragg are droll. But the most interesting aspect of this tiny volume is the editor's description in the Foreword of the real-life case of arsonist Don Vicente. Flaub
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Staci
Apr 10, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a short story about a bibliomaniac in the original sense of the word (someone who is crazy over books) as opposed to the modern day meaning (someone who loves books but is not necessarily crazy). A good story to read for those who are the latter to hopefully keep them from becoming the former.
Riina Ojanen
Flaubertin Bibliomania on mainio pieni novelli, mutta suomennokseen sisällytetyt Antti Nylénin ja Hannu Salmen esseet novellin taustoista ja bibliomanista ilmiönä tekevät tästä erityisen suositeltavan lukukokemuksen.
Heli
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teini-ikäisen Flaubertin kirjoitelma ei itsessään ollut kovin ihmeellinen, mutta sen taustoja valottavat esseet sitäkin kiintoisampia. Mitä tapahtuu, kun joku joutuu liiaksi kirjojen pauloihin? Opin, mitä eroa on bibliofiilillä ja bibliomaanilla.
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Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He was born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, in the Haute-Normandie Region of France.

Flaubert's curious modes of composition favored and were emphasized by these peculiarities. He worked in sullen solitude, sometimes occupying a week in the completion of one page, never satisfied with what he had composed,
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“Einen einzigen Gedanken hatte er, eine einzige Liebe, eine einzige Leidenschaft: die Bücher! Und diese Liebe, diese Leidenschaft verbrannten sein Inneres, verdarben sein Leben, verschlangen sein Dasein.” 6 likes
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