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Member: Benjaminista

CollectionsYour library (320)

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Tagsliterature (65), history (60), religion (58), philosophy (54), existentialism (27), politics (26), science-fiction (19), psychology (19), judaica (18), fantasy (15) — see all tags

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About me"A theologian marooned in the realm of the profane."
- Gershom Scholem

About my libraryLooking for the perfect image of the end of time; collecting facsimiles.

Claustrum sine armario quasi castrum sine armamentario.
[A cloister without a library is a citadel without an arsenal.]
- Godefroy de Sainte-Barbe

GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Biographies of eccentrics and outsiders, Dystopian novels, Esoterica, Everything and Nothing, Legacy Libraries, Lists, New York Review Books, Post-apocalyptic Literature, The Chapel of the Abyssshow all groups

Favorite authorsJ. G. Ballard, Ernest Becker, Harold Bloom, Jorge Luis Borges, Martin Buber, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, G.K. Chesterton, E. M. Cioran, Philip K. Dick, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Umberto Eco, Mircea Eliade, José Ortega y Gasset, Hermann Hesse, Michel Houellebecq, Aldous Huxley, Franz Kafka, Ryszard Kapuściński, Karl Kraus, Giacomo Leopardi, H. P. Lovecraft, André Malraux, Wladimir Majakowskij, H. L. Mencken, Alan Moore, Friedrich Nietzsche, Flannery O'Connor, Joseph Roth, George Saunders, Gershom Scholem, Lev Shestov, Miguel de Unamuno, Alan W. Watts, Nathanael West, Colin Wilson (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBMV (Yonge-Eglinton), Eliot's Bookshop

Homepagehttp://headwideopen.blogspot.com

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Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationHamilton, Canada

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URLs http://www.librarything.com/profile/Benjaminista (profile)
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Member sinceAug 3, 2007

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Yeah, I pass by it every day, only went in once looking for something specific and didn't find it. But it definitely looks like it's the best of all (two?:)) Hamilton used books stores. Thanks for that tip about the library book sale. I got 6 books there for 5$ total. So I'm set for the next little while.
Hey,
Thanks for letting me know. I'll check it out tomorrow.
Most definitely!

Invisible Man is probably the best place to start. It really sums everything up, quite perfectly. Also, there is a great anthology called Existence in Black that you can pick up from your local library, and sometimes, find in your local bookstore.

bye-for-now,
lheaj
hi fellow existentialist,

please join us in the 20-Something LibraryThingers group!
If you like Jewish books, check out my catalogue. I have many Jewish and Messianic books.
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