The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will waiving all overdue fines upon return of the book(s) through Friday, December 16, 2016. Simply
return the overdue books and the late fees will be forgiven. The Library will be opennext week from
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (September 10, 2016 - December 10, 2016)
For the November’s book display, librarians and student workers chose favorite titles to recommend
to patrons. My selections were titles
that raises the question; what defines a work as a book? Below are examples of my choices –
The term “book” is stretched to the limit by this work.
In this boxed set, author Chris Ware assembles fourteen different printed works
including cloth-bound books, newspapers, broadsheets, flip books and a board
game to tell the story of the life of a woman living in a brownstone
apartment. If this isn’t sufficiently
unusual, the work can be read in any order. Librarian note: when the book is returned, each discrete part
must be accounted for!
The Raw Shark Texts (a pun on Rorshach Test) is an exciting story of an amnesiac
trying to piece together memories of his life. However, it is most fascinating
when viewed as an experimental work of meta-fiction raising questions on
reading, memory, and identity. At one point, the book is torn and turned into a
flip-book (?). Not a great book, but a
lot of fun!
WARNING: The next sentence will frighten off most reader – The first book of a seven-volume 4,500-page work. However, you’ll be relieved to know that you
will get much enjoyment out of this first volume and do not need to read the
entire work. This is a great story of
how memory (again) shapes our self-identity and the destructive force of sexual
jealousy. This most recent translation (from the French) is considered far more
lively and accessible than previous translations.
Posted on December 05, 2016 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services)