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December 13, 2006

'In Flagrante Collecto' — by Marilynn Gelfman Karp


It means "caught in the act of collecting," not to fret.

This new book "explores and catalogues our impulse to acquire the accidental miscellanea of the past."

According to Ms. Karp, "Collecting is a calling, not a choice."


Sort of like my motto, to wit: "I'm a child, not a choice."

To which my friends invariably reply, "Bad choice."

But I digress.


If you'd like to read a wonderful story about a collector whose impulses got the best of him, you could do worse than pick up a copy of Bruce Chatwin's 1988 novella, "Utz."

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