In the Stacks

In the Stacks

Short Stories About Libraries and Librarians

Book - 2002
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Libraries, with their miles and miles of books are, for writers and readers alike, the magical portal to new worlds-the source of terrors, delights, and pleasures aplenty. Here, in one volume, noted author and librarian Michael Cart has assembled a fascinating collection of twentieth century short fiction about libraries and librarians: from such classics as Borges's "The Library of Babel" and Isaac Babel's "The Public Library," to such contemporary gems as John Cheever's "Trouble of Marcie Flint" and Lorrie Moore's "Community Life." Love, lunacy, obsession, and the joy of reading come together in a collection that readers, booksellers, and librarians would agree is long overdue.
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2002
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781585672592
Branch Call Number: FIC In 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 268 p
Additional Contributors: Cart, Michael


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Jan 07, 2012

Not all the stories in this collection were to my liking but having always loved libraries, I was intrigued by the place and subject of these stories. There were five stories that I truly loved. They were delightful and insightful and made the entire book worthwhile.

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