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By Paula Rabinowitz

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ISBN-13: 9781322116907

ISBN-10: 1400865298

ISBN-13: 9781400865291

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But the haul weighed a ton, and as I bumped the bag down the long flight of stairs from her Westbeth loft to the street below, the plastic tore as it scraped across the sidewalk, so when I reached the street, the entire bag had shredded. I pushed the books back toward her curb and hurried back into her place. I had much work to do in the few hours before the movers showed up. ). By the time I went out to meet the moving truck, the pile had disappeared, and with it my guilt, as I had never in my life thrown a book away, perhaps the only sin I recognize, destruction of words, even silly words compiled and bound into that sacred object, a book, promising a scene of reading.

By the time I went out to meet the moving truck, the pile had disappeared, and with it my guilt, as I had never in my life thrown a book away, perhaps the only sin I recognize, destruction of words, even silly words compiled and bound into that sacred object, a book, promising a scene of reading. 20 This is the conundrum of the archive—­richly theorized over the decades since Michel Foucault outlined it in The Archaeology 20 • Chapter 1 of Knowledge. 21 The tension Foucault limns between utopias, “a fantastic, untroubled region,” “a place of residence,” like the archive or even the bookshelf, and heterotopias, which shatter the myriad “sites so very different from one another,” haunts my story of why these books that hold such deep fascination for me (at least those from the immediate postwar decades) and for the many others who develop websites devoted to their covers and contents.

Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text (1975) The medium is the massage. Any understanding of social and cultural change is impossible without a knowledge of the way media work as environments. —­McLuhan and Fiore, The Medium is the Massage (1967) Collecting is a passion, and we know from pulp fiction that passion is deadly. One hoards to stave off death—­one’s own, obviously, but also of the object, the thing kept, kept among other things just like it. 1 Repositories of what has gone before them, collections are memento mori, reminders of the past.

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