In search of lost books the forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes giorgio van straten simon carnell erica segre on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the gripping and elegiac stories of eight lost books and the mysterious circumstances behind their disappearances they exist as a rumour or a fading memory they vanished from history leaving scarcely a trace. His second and latest book to appear in english is the enchanting in search of lost books the book takes its reader on a journey in search of eight lost volumes that as the subtitle states have assumed mythical status. In search of lost books is a highly enjoyable slim volume of one mans search for lost texts i have to admit that i was a little disappointed that there wasnt much in the way of indiana jones style searching for the mythical texts but that didnt truly diminish my interest in each story giorgio van straten told. In search of lost books the forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes brings the true life little known stories about books of legend that once existed yet were burnt torn stolen or simply disappeared here are the stories behind missing works by hemingway sylvia plath bruno shulz and more. In search of lost books the forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes is an enthralling literary whodunnit but for me it was also very much a howcouldyou the mere suggestion of deliberate libricide was almost more than i could endure
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