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The Woman Who Went To The Library And Read Every Book On The Shelf

Posted at 5:31AM Monday 18 Aug 2014

Phyllis Rose's book about her extreme reading experiment, in which she tackled the entire contents of a shelf in a New York library, has won high praise, but are such 'bibliomemoirs' a sign of an increasingly superficial literary culture or vital guides for a public swamped by choice?


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