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The Resource Letter to a future lover : marginalia, errata, secrets, inscriptions, and other ephemera found in libraries, Ander Monson

Letter to a future lover : marginalia, errata, secrets, inscriptions, and other ephemera found in libraries, Ander Monson

Label
Letter to a future lover : marginalia, errata, secrets, inscriptions, and other ephemera found in libraries
Title
Letter to a future lover
Title remainder
marginalia, errata, secrets, inscriptions, and other ephemera found in libraries
Statement of responsibility
Ander Monson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Readers of physical books leave traces: marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions. All books have histories, and libraries are not just collections of books and databases but a medium of long-distance communication with other writers and readers. Letter to a Future Lover collects several dozen brief pieces written in response to library ephemera -- with "library" defined broadly, ranging from university institutions to friends' shelves, from a seed library to a KGB prison library -- and addressed to readers past, present, and future. Through these idiosyncratic essays, Ander Monson reflects on the human need to catalog, preserve, and annotate; the private and public pleasures of reading; the nature of libraries; and how the self can be formed through reading and writing
Summary
Readers of physical books leave traces: marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions. All books have histories, and libraries are not just collections of books and databases but a medium of long-distance communication with other writers and readers
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395930
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monson, Ander
Dewey number
814.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1029.5
LC item number
.M66 2015
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Marginalia
  • Errata
  • Printed ephemera
  • Libraries
  • American essays
  • American essays
  • American prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • Books and reading
  • Errata
  • Libraries
  • Marginalia
  • Printed ephemera
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
marginalia, errata, secrets, inscriptions, and other ephemera found in libraries
Label
Letter to a future lover : marginalia, errata, secrets, inscriptions, and other ephemera found in libraries, Ander Monson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879582822
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781555977061
Lccn
2014948534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879582822
Label
Letter to a future lover : marginalia, errata, secrets, inscriptions, and other ephemera found in libraries, Ander Monson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879582822
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781555977061
Lccn
2014948534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879582822

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