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Libraries and Literary Pleasures

Libraries and Literary Pleasures WHAT a title this makes for the hypothetical ideal biography of a librarian I adapt it from a note on Archbishop TempleFew will forget his Presidential address, the subject of which was the rather neglected one, on such occasions, of books and literary pleasures. Few will but what was the implication of the tail of the assertion What was it to convey to meto youits readers For, after all, only you and I, my reader, at this moment are concerned with the interpretation. It is the essence of literature, this between you and me intimacy which we may share over an idea or argument. Why are literary pleasures rare conference subjects For me the implication of the phrase was the librarian is too absorbed in the routines of his breadandbutter existence to recognise, and certainly to realise, the inner life of his books. And, lacking that realisation, he can have no real love of what is written. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Libraries and Literary Pleasures

Library Review , Volume 10 (5): 6 – May 1, 1946

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0024-2535
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10.1108/eb012084
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Abstract

WHAT a title this makes for the hypothetical ideal biography of a librarian I adapt it from a note on Archbishop TempleFew will forget his Presidential address, the subject of which was the rather neglected one, on such occasions, of books and literary pleasures. Few will but what was the implication of the tail of the assertion What was it to convey to meto youits readers For, after all, only you and I, my reader, at this moment are concerned with the interpretation. It is the essence of literature, this between you and me intimacy which we may share over an idea or argument. Why are literary pleasures rare conference subjects For me the implication of the phrase was the librarian is too absorbed in the routines of his breadandbutter existence to recognise, and certainly to realise, the inner life of his books. And, lacking that realisation, he can have no real love of what is written.

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Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 1946

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