Thursday, December 12, 2013
Jackson Library made it easy for someone who had not been in a college library in forty years, someone exploring parts of life he had missed.
A career full of focused nights, days and weekends ended on a cross-country flight with Carl Sandburg’s biography of Lincoln in my lap. Sandburg led me to look for more of the books I missed or did not know existed and that led me to an eclectic list of a hundred works of fiction.
The list began with Things Fall Apart and ended with Memoirs of Hadrian. (The list is alphabetical by author.) The list led me to a firm friendship with Jackson Library.
Amazing books, new worlds in Borges’ Collected Fictions, Celine’s Journey to the End of the Night, Diderot’s Jacques the Fatalist and His Master and the most pleasurable to me Joao Guimaraes Rosa’s The Devil to Pay in the Backlands all at the Library, all windows into other worlds.
Jackson Library made it easy for me to explore those new worlds. Thank you.
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