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The Quotable Book Lover

Ben Jacobs (Editor), Helena Hjalmarsson (Editor), Nicholas A. Basbanes (Foreword by)

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"Some books are unreservedly forgotten; none are unreservedly remembered."
-W. H. Auden

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
-Cicero

"The proper study of mankind is books."
-Aldous Huxley

This collection of more than five hundred quotations captures the wisdom and wit of the most insightful things ever said about books, spoken and written by such legendary figures as: Aeschylus, Ernest Hemingway, John Ruskin, Woody Allen, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Scribner, Maya Angelou, Franz Kafka, George Bernard Shaw, Jane Austen, Helen Keller, Wallace Stevens, Francis Bacon, Malcolm X, Robert Penn Warren, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Groucho Marx, William Carlos Williams, William Faulkner, John Milton, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Frost, George Orwell, and W. B. Yeats.

Encompassing the many facets of books and the pleasures and puzzlements they afford, The Quotable Book Lover includes chapters on writing, reading, and bookbinding, among other subjects.

With its wide range of commentary, this compilation will surely entertain and enlighten bibliophiles everywhere.

Skyhorse, 9781620876251, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2013



About the Author

Helena Hjalmarsson, M.A., L.C.S.W., L.P., is a psychoanalyst and NeuroMovement® practitioner in North Salem, N.Y. and New York City. Her practices are informed by the idea of non-duality, the power of the present moment and the freedom that can be found by reaching beyond one’s personal identity, experience and beliefs. Helena is the author of Finding Lina (Skyhorse 2013). She lives in North Salem, N.Y., with her two daughters.