Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books. London: Sort of Books 2004.
ISBN: 0954221788, 9780954221782. Dewey Decimal: 70.5.
“Have you read all these books?”Anyone in possession of more than a handful of books, who is in the habit of standing them up side by side on a shelf, must be prepared for one particular question, “Have you read all these books?” Every time we have a guest over, or a man comes in to fix the heating, a quick glance at the shelves is enough to provoke this question. Walter Benjamin cites Anatole France’s retort to the...