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"Books cling to me.

They fly down to me - ran up and attach themselves to me.

I have loved them for so long; large and small, thick and thin, rare and cheap editions.

They should not be too neat, like suits from the tailors; but they should not be clad in greasy rags. A book should lie in the hand like a well-adjusted tool.

I have loved them so much that they have begun to love me back. Books burst open like ripe fruit in my hands and fold back their petals like magic flowers, bearing the seed of thought, a stimulating word, an apt quotation, a useful illustration."

Sergei Eisenstein.


The Library included:

Book Reviews

Asian Theatre Puppets
by Robin Ruezendaal and Wang Hanshun
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