bibliomania


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bib·li·o·ma·ni·a

(bib'lē-ō-mā'nē-ă),
Morbidly intense desire to collect and possess books, especially rare books.
[G. biblion, book, + mania, frenzy]

bibliomania

A morbid preoccupation for acquiring books.

bibliomania

(bĭb″lē-ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. biblion, book, + mania, madness]
An obsession with the collecting of books.
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His work, produced by a man of means and leisure, might still be construed as a defense of an earlier notion of genius, perhaps in the same way that Holbrook Jackson's amusing Anatomy of Bibliomania (1932, 1947, 1950), a partial imitation of Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), justifies excessive citation of borrowed material.
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A riveting, lurid account of the author's first tremulous encounters with 'book lust' and his helpless descent into full-blown bibliomania.
Many of the themes--magnificence, bibliomania, the culture of commodities, and conspicuous consumption--already appeared in Lisa Jardine's Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance (1996), a book that has been criticized for overemphasizing the role of the market in creating high culture and undervaluing visual rhetoric and the hermeneutical tradition.
The Anglophilia and bibliomania of the early part of the twentieth century, which underwrote a narrative that told of the emergence of a literary canon that begins in Britain and emigrates westward to North America, has long vanished from the academy, although vestiges of it remain in the street names of communities surrounding certain U.
A story of brothers and bibliomania, Rosenbach is well-suited to the venue--in fact, it was originally created in 2004 for the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia.
Paul's madness is not manifested through psychosis like that of Andrew's, but through complete emotional detachment and bibliomania.
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With Bibliomania, published in 1837, he tells the story of a former monk who has become a bookseller and who commits criminal acts to acquire the Mystery of St.
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