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Collections of nothing

Author: W D King
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Nearly everyone collects something, even those who donʹt think of themselves as collectors. William Davies King, on the other hand, has devoted decades to collecting nothing -- and a lot of it. Captivated by the detritus of everyday life, King has spent a lifetime gathering a monumental mass of miscellany, from cereal boxes to boulders to broken folding chairs. Junk, you might call it -- and so might King, at times.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: W D King; W D King; William Davies King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W D King
ISBN: 9780226437002 0226437000 9780226437019 0226437019
OCLC Number: 176980344
Description: 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Nothing lost ---
2. Nothing gained ---
3. Nothing regained ---
4. Nothing to keep ---
5. Nothing special ---
6. Nothing at all ---
7. The rest.
Responsibility: William Davies King.
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Nearly everyone collects something, even those who don't think of themselves as collectors. Part memoir, part reflection on the mania of acquisition, this title takes a hard look at this habitual  Read more...


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"What makes this book, bred of a midlife crisis, extraordinary is the way King weaves his autobiography into the account of his collection, deftly demonstrating that the two stories are essentially Read more...

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