Monday, August 12, 2013

How to Travel with a Salmon by Umberto Eco

Besides the hilarious title essay, How to Travel with a Salmon includes the one essay that allows me to justify the extensive home library that I have been amassing, “How to Justify a Private Library”. Eco talks about the library as a “working tool” rather than a place to toss your already read books and fairly gasps when asked if he has read everything on his shelves, which makes me feel better about the growing number of unread books that are making a home in my bookcases. For those of you wanting to discover how erudite translates into comedy, Eco’s excellent collection is a must-read.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PL 826 .N3 O613 2002, 2nd Floor Humanities

Review submitted by Lugene Rosen,
Reference Librarian, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended  

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