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Member: Sparafucil

CollectionsJournals (8), Your library (449), Wishlist (54), All collections (484)


Tagsart history (166), renaissance (112), Fiction (89), philosophy (46), wishlist (30), primary sources (22), modern art (21), architecture (16), medieval (14), sci-fi (13) — see all tags

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About meI despise e-books.

About my libraryMost of my novels are located in another room, so I won't be cataloging them any time soon. The books listed here represent my interest in the literature, philosophy, and visual arts of the Renaissance.

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, Antiquarian Books, Art Books, Art History, Atheism and humanism, Happy Heathens, NPR Listeners, Opera, or Nobody Knows the Traubel I've Seen, Philosophy and Theory

Favorite authorsJames Sloss Ackerman, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dennis Geronimus, Richard A. Goldthwaite, E. H. Gombrich, Anthony Grafton, Christopher Hitchens, David Hume, Anthony Lane, Cormac McCarthy, Millard Meiss, Plato, John Pope-Hennessy, Robert Rosenblum, José Saramago, Meyer Schapiro, Beppe Severgnini, John Shearman, Leo Steinberg, Marvin Trachtenberg, David Foster Wallace, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresLibrairie Book Shop, Librairie Sauramps, McNally Jackson Booksellers (New York), Strand Bookstore

Favorite librariesBibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (BDG), Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, New York Public Library - Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York University - The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, The British Institute of Florence - Harold Acton Library

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LocationNew York

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 13, 2009

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The Joy of Living
by Gamaliel Bradford

The south wind is driving
His splendid cloud-horses
Through vast fields of blue.
The bare woods are singing,
The brooks in their courses
Are bubbling and springing
And dancing and leaping,
The violets peeping.
I'm glad to be living:
Aren't you?
Thank you for accepting my friends invitation. Given the books we share in common, as well as a certain interest in New Orleans, I thought you might be interested to know about Thomas Jefferson’s translation of Volney’s Ruins of Empires. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding Volney, his views or how to purchase his books. Sometimes I've found learning about a new author is like learning a new word--once you learn it, suddenly it begins to pop up everywhere. If that happens with Volney please let me know. All Zee Best, TCW
PS--Be sure to look up the references to Volney you have in your library right now: see Hitchens' God is Not Great.
Good luck with your efforts to surpass the Warburg Institute ;-) I've been trying for decades but I haven't succeeded yet.
i admire your collecting goals
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