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Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books

Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books

Author: Leah Price
Series: Unpacking My Library Series
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As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object - whether pristine collectible or battered relic - is growing as well.

Unpacking My Library spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favourite novelists who share their collections with readers. Stunning photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, worn textbooks, pristine hardcovers, and childhood companions.

In her introduction, Leah Price muses on the history and future of the bookshelf, asking what books can tell us about their owners and what readers can tell us about their collections. Supplementing the photographs are Price's interviews with each author, which probe the relation of writing to reading, collecting, and arranging books. Each writer provides a list of top ten favourite titles, offering unique personal histories along with suggestions for every bibliophile.

Unpacking My Library features the personal libraries of Alison Bechdel, Stephen Carter, Junot Diaz, Rebecca Goldstein and Stephen Pinker, Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Messud and James Wood, Philip Pullman, Gary Shteyngart, and Edmund White.

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General Fields

  • : 9780300170924
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leah Price
  • : Paperback
  • : 1211
  • : 208