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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 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

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 3, 2007

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