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About my libraryI own what is listed in "My Library".

For every book in my library, were weighed against other books which had I have had to cull on account of their purchase-price at the cash register, other books that, were I some fortunate and carefree inhabitant of an land in which books were free to all men, I would not only collect jealously, in blissful utopian ignorance of the bitter realities of my very worldly prudence, but many other books besides them. I would own a second editions of each book, one clean and one for footnotes.

My library leans a little strongly towards topics in the humanities.

"Haec studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis perfugium ac solacium praebent, delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur."

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Favorite authorsDante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Italo Calvino, Hubert L. Dreyfus, Umberto Eco, Roger Lancelyn Green, Martin Heidegger, Horace, Eugenio Montale, Salvatore Quasimodo, Leo Tolstoy, Virginia Woolf, Frances Amelia Yates (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBrattle Book Shop, Commonwealth Books - Milk St, Crow Bookshop, Feltrinelli Libri e Musica (Torre Argentina), Harding's Books, Shakespeare and Company (Paris)

Favorite librariesAlbert Brenner Glickman Family Library - University of Southern Maine, Bailey/Howe Library (University of Vermont), Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze - National Central Library Florence, Fletcher Free Library, Istituzione Biblioteca Classense, Portland Public Library

Favorite listsBest Roman Empire Books, Italian Literature

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Real nameMatt Mason

LocationRome, Italy

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Member sinceDec 21, 2012

Currently readingLiterary Bypaths of the Renaissance by Elbert N. S. Thompson
Praise of Folly ; and, Letter to Maarten Van Dorp, 1515 by Desiderius Erasmus
Anglomania : A European Love Affair by Ian Buruma
Shakespeare's Montaigne : The Florio Translation of the Essays by Michel de Montaigne

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