bibliomaniac


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bibliomaniac

A person with a morbid preoccupation with reading or acquiring books.
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8) Despite his passion for reading, however, Corso does not fetishize books themselves, like the bibliomaniac Fargas, who "[l]es hablaba, [y] acariciaba sus lomos entre juramentos de lealtad" (191), or the nefarious Borja, who regards the material book as the very conduit to Satan.
Five illustration-rich chapters devoted to the individual trajectories of Flaubert, Stendhal, Nerval, d'Aurevilly and France posit manifestations of bibliophilia and bibliomania, successfully reinforcing Desormeaux's hypothesis that the once marginalized figure of the bibliomaniac is, for the nineteenth-century imagination as well as its novelistic fabrications and practices, far from marginal.
Among bibliomaniacs, as Norman Weiner writes, "it is not surprising to find [.
Small wonder, then, that madhouses had their bibliomaniacs, surrounded by books, reading obsessively.
Mineral-book collectors of today are generally not yet inclined to split hairs over the fine distinctions that fascinate and sometimes dominate the lives of those bibliophiles known lovingly as bibliomaniacs.
I'd come across the hatred of libraries before in reading about bibliomaniacs (in the library, of course).
I love to read about bibliomaniacs as much as I enjoy being one.
In the same vein, bibliomaniacs could increase their holdings by 500,000 without needing much more than three or four modestly-wide shelves.