In Praise of Mnemosyne


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm .

    Ed—I&#39;m too old to worry…<br /><br />James—what a wonderful quote! I know the first thing I do (it&#39;s annoying, but…), when visiting someone in their home for the first time, is wander about in search of the library. Sometimes it&#39;s a solitary bookcase; sometimes whole room given over. I have to guard against spending too long, taking books down and putting them back. Something of an

  2. JforJames
    JforJames December 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm .

    Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library. ‘A few books,’ which was Lord Morley’s definition of anything under five thousand, may give a sense of comfort and even of complacency. But a day in a library, even of modest dimensions, quickly dispels these illusory sensations. As you browse about, taking down book after book from the shelves and contemplating the vast, infinitely varied store

  3. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker December 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm .

    HEY JOE<br />doughnut worry<br /><br />We were (mostly) lobotomized sometime in the 80&#39;s<br />AND<br />our National Culture became (no is) what we caught fro Ronald Reagan.. Alzheimer&#39;s or worst:<br /><br />Credentialism Ad Nauseum….<br /><br />looks like home/hand made pine shelve-ing not too may left who know hoe to build book-shelves…not too many left who know how to DO<br />

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