Saturday, January 15, 2022

Richard Macksey’s library

I recognized the name Richard Macksey, but I’d never seen his library: 51,000 books.

Reader, would you find this library comforting, or claustrophobic?

[Notice that the steps of the ladder — if that is indeed a ladder and not shelving — hold more books.]

comments: 2

shallnot said...

“An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to the nationality of Paul de Man. He was Belgian, not French.”

Shades of Hercule Poirot...

Michael Leddy said...


His — de Man’s — afterlife is a really strange episode in academia.