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Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering by Henry Petroski
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About my library»A second shock of banality occurs to many people in my condition—that is, people who possess a fairly sizable library (large enough in my case that someone entering our house can't help but notice it; actually it takes up the whole place). The visitor enters and says, “What a lot of books! Have you read them all?” At first I thought that the question characterized only people who had scant familiarity with books, people accustomed to seeing a couple of shelves with five paperback mysteries and children's encyclopaedia, bought in installments. But experience has taught me that the same words can be uttered also by people above suspicion. It could be said that they are still people who consider a bookshelf as a mere storage place for already-read books and do not think of the library as a working tool. But there is more to it than that. I believe that, confronted by a vast array of books, anyone will be seized by the anguish of learning, and will inevitably lapse into asking the question that expresses his torment and his remorse.
GroupsAsian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Author Theme Reads, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Erlesenes Deutschland, German Library Thingers, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Japanese Culture, Japanese Literature, Language, Le Salon des Amateurs de la Langue —show all groups, Literary Snobs, Mathematics, Philosophy and Theory, Photography, Purely Programmers, Reading Globally, Tea!
Favorite authorsKōbō Abe, Inio Asano, Paul Auster, Alan Booth, Julio Cortázar, E. E. Cummings, Osamu Dazai, Max Frisch, Franz Kafka, Yasunari Kawabata, Donald Ervin Knuth, Gabriel García Márquez, Yukio Mishima, Shigeru Mizuki, Haruki Murakami, Cees Nooteboom, Fernando Pessoa, Jiro Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Naoki Urasawa (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBücherbogen am Savignyplatz, Bücherstube Marga Schoeller, Buchhandlung Anakoluth, Buchhandlung Walther König I, Buchladen zur schwankenden Weltkugel, Connewitzer Verlagsbuchhandlung Peter Hinke, DAS BUCH am Hackeschen Markt, Fundus, Grober Unfug, Internationaler Comicladen, Knesebeck Elf, Modern Graphics, comics & more, Yamashina, Japanische Buchhandlung
Favorite librariesZentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, Haus Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek
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Member sinceAug 22, 2006
Currently readingThe Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (Yale Agrarian Studies Series) by James C. Scott
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