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CollectionsYour library (525)


TagsTwentieth Century (165), Intellectual History (84), 19th Century (66), Essays (59), Cultural Study (47), A1 (47), American Letters (47), Interpretation (44), C3 (43), Existentialism (42) — see all tags

MediaNot set (10), Book (515), Paper Book (410), Audiobook (10)

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About my libraryThese are not books that I only hope to get and read. They are not books in boxes. They are not inventory books for sale. They are the books I live with and carry around from one residence to the next, the books I pull from their shelves and read from. Each one was acquired for a reason, particular to me at the point of acquisition. As I write this about 400 have been cataloged, something like 800 have yet to be cataloged. I do not know yet what I will do about my set of encyclopedias, or my set of "great books." How do they get cataloged? One at a time? Each as a set?

Primarily this collection reflects my bent toward philosophy, intellectual history, the western canon, existentialism, the nature of consciousness, the isolation of the individual, the mental gap between you and me, technology, its development before and beyond this moment, life and death, death, death - oh god, I am so temporary.

I want to take care with the tags I assign. My experience so far is that this consideration is more time-consuming than anything else ... but that is all very well. Assigning tags requires a bit of systematic skimming, technical reading, and re-familiarization with each and every book. Good deal. It forces me to live in closer proximity with the library.

I have been a "library-thinger" only since the first days of 2008. I try to add a few books here and there at every opportunity. I am writing this introduction to the library on March 2, 2008. To that date nobody has left any comments for me; fine, really, I haven't expected any. But if you, reader, are inclined, please do comment -- I will start checking for you, and I will respond. Why else am I here?

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LocationSacramento, CA

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Member sinceJan 9, 2008

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