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About meMy literary education only began in earnest once I finished university.

About my libraryThe best motto I've come across so far about book collecting appears below.

Liber enim librum aperit.

The meaning of this phrase, in context, involves the obscurity of alchemical literature, but I interpret it in the following way: the search for earthly wisdom is endless, and each book adds yet another fetter to the soul's winged feet. That is to say, for me, library-building is ultimately vanity.

GroupsAntiquarian Books, Book Sales, Bug Collectors, Canadian Bookworms, Esoterica, Hobnob with Authors, Mathematics, Non-Fiction Readers, Penguin Classics, Primary Source Geeksshow all groups

Favorite authorsHomer, Virgil (Shared favorites)

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Real nameFJ

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Member sinceOct 22, 2006

Currently readingSpiritual problems in contemporary literature by

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