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At a young age, I developed an interest that has remained a facet of my personality.  This interest is to absorb things.  I derive pleasure from learning, discovering and collecting.  Over the years I’ve collected various categories of things. From animal parts (feathers, bones, insects) and fashion (vintage, cashmeres, silks), to plants (mostly succulents that I manage to kill) and pictures.

But one of my favorite things to collect is literature. I get more out of my literature collection than any of my other collections.  This is because with literature price and rarity are only trivial aspects of the collecting process.

The real value comes from the verse and prose inside the book. I have included here pictures of some of my favorite books and other items–

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Like Sylvia Plath on vinyl, or a press photo of Plath,

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and a vintage ad for the American publication of Lolita.

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