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Magic & Madness in the Library (1999) [Anthology]
by Edward Bellamy Jorge Luis Borges Ray Bradbury Miguel de Cervantes George Crabbe Umberto Eco Aldous Huxley Washington Irving Stephen King Elizabeth McCracken Donald Olson Edmund (Lester) Pearson Jonathan Swift Jules Verne Voltaire Edith Wharton Virginia Woolf Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary :

The word "library" can provoke a strong reflex reaction. If you doubt this, ask a few people, "How would you feel to be locked inside a library overnight?" While some might register indifference, the more likely reactions would range from "I've already had that nightmare" to "As long as I had lights and access to the stacks, great!"

General stereotypes about libraries are plentiful and far-flung, often a residue of bad childhood memories of institutional facilities. Many view the library as a stuffy, gloomy, sanctimonious, intentionally confusing mausoleum of old, useless tracts and passing fads. Other, quainter souls perceive the library as a warm, tranquil oasis of endless possibilities or as a private collection of relished treasures.

This anthology will take a different approach to the image of the library, focusing on the variety and range of reactions to libraries filtered through the imagination of the fiction writer over the centuries. To illustrate the extensive span of thought in a relatively short volume, we have included works from many disciplines—from reality to the fantastic.
(from the introduction by Eric Greaber)

Edited by Eric Graeber


Original title: Magic & Madness in the Library: Protagonists Among the Stacks
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBooks, Scholars, And Librarians

The following works are contained within this one:
     Library of Babel, the (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Don Quixote (1605) [Novel]
      Author: Miguel de Cervantes
     Candide (1759) [Novel]
      Author: Voltaire
     Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869) [Novel]
      Author: Jules Verne
     Looking Backward (1888) [Novel]
      Author: Edward Bellamy
     House of Mirth, the (1905) [Novel]
      Author: Edith Wharton
     Crome Yellow (1921) [Novel]
      Author: Aldous Huxley
     Jacob's Room (1922) [Novel]
      Author: Virginia Woolf
     Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962) [Novel]
      Author: Ray Bradbury
     Name of the Rose, the (1980) [Novel]
      Author: Umberto Eco
     Library Policeman, the (1990) [Novella]
      Author: Stephen King
     Giant's House, the (1996) [Novel]
      Author: Elizabeth McCracken

Edition #1: Magic & Madness in the Library

Magic & Madness in the Library (1999)
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Language: English

Edited by: Eric Graeber
Introduction by: Eric Graeber
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Magic & Madness in the Library (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Dehli, NY
Publisher: Birch Brook Press
ISBN: 9780913559369
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4
Pages: 155

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