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The Resource The dark library, Cyrille Martinez ; translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil

The dark library, Cyrille Martinez ; translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil

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The dark library
Title
The dark library
Statement of responsibility
Cyrille Martinez ; translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Libraries are magical places. But what if they're even more magical than we know? In Cyrille Martinez's library, the books are alive: not just their ideas or their stories, but the books themselves. Meet the Angry Young Book, who has strong opinions about who reads what and why. He's tired of people reading bestsellers, so he places himself on the desks of those who might appreciate him. Meet the Old Historian who mysteriously vanished from the stacks. Meet the Blue Librarian, the Mauve Librarian, the Yellow Librarian, and spend a day with the Red Librarian trying to banish coffee cups and laptops. Then one day there are no empty desks anywhere in the Great Library. A great horde of student workers has descended, and they will scan every single book in the library: the much-borrowed, the neglected, the popular, the obscure. What will happen to the library then? Will it still be necessary? The Dark Library is a theoretical fiction, a meditation on what libraries mean in our digital world. Has the act of reading changed? What is a reader? A book? Martinez, a librarian himself, has written a love letter to the urban forest of the dark, wild library, where ideas and stories roam free."--
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1972-
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Martinez, Cyrille
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
In English. Translated from the French
LC call number
FICTION MAR
Literary form
novels
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Stancil, Joseph Patrick
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  • Libraries
  • Librarians
  • Books and reading
  • Library materials
  • Library materials
  • Librarians
  • Books and reading
  • Libraries
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The dark library, Cyrille Martinez ; translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published as La bibliothèque noire by Libella, Paris, 2018"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1144094825
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781552454077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The dark library, Cyrille Martinez ; translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as La bibliothèque noire by Libella, Paris, 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1144094825
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781552454077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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