Saturday, September 8, 2012

Unpacking My Library

"Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories." -Walter Benjamin from Unpacking My Library. Dissecting the mindset of the collector, it's a fun and interesting read. There's a certain passion which Benjamin articulates, having been an avid book collector himself. "To renew the old world- that is the collector's deepest desire...". It's a great text, and i highly recommend it - Walter Benjamin: Unpacking My Library- A Talk about Book Collecting. "Only in extinction is the collector comprehended."