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[PDF / Epub] ☆ Collections of Nothing By William Davies King – Stockpm.pro Nearly everyone collects something even those who don’t think of themselves as collectors William Davies King on the other hand has devoted decades to collecting nothing—and a lot of it With ColleNearly everyone collects something even those who don’t think of themselves as collectors William Davies King on the other hand has devoted decades to collecting nothing—and a lot of it With Collections of Nothing he takes a hard look at this habitual hoarding to see what truths it can reveal about the impulse to accumulatePart memoir part ref.

Lection on the mania of acquisition Collections of Nothing begins with the stamp collection that King was given as a boy In the following years rather than rarity or pedigree he found himself searching out the lowly and the lost the cast off and the undesired objects that merely by gathering and retaining them he could imbue with meaning even valu.

collections ebok nothing mobile Collections of download Collections of Nothing PDFLection on the mania of acquisition Collections of Nothing begins with the stamp collection that King was given as a boy In the following years rather than rarity or pedigree he found himself searching out the lowly and the lost the cast off and the undesired objects that merely by gathering and retaining them he could imbue with meaning even valu.

10 thoughts on “Collections of Nothing

  1. Rachel Rachel says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFOh god you don't know how it pains me to give this book two stars The cover is beautiful and the subject matter fascinating I know that William Davies King is a kindred spirit a fellow collector obsessive but that doesn't change the fact that I feel after finishing this book like someone just threw up on me If you want to write a book about your weird habits so that I can admire and respect them please do If you want to write a book and talk circularly and melodramatically about how your parents didn't love you enough and how you collect objects because they will never leave you please DON'T You can even call me and talk to me about it on the phone if you want But if you're going to wr


  2. Lobstergirl Lobstergirl says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFIn some ways this memoir strikes me as the most naked kind of confessional as if the author instead of being a collector were a professional masturbator or someone who wove carpets from the hair of all the women he dated It is a memoir steeped in shame and pathology yet also normalness since the type of collecting and acquiring done here is both an attempt to fill emptiness and compensate for emotional wounds and a path to self definition a way of sketching the world and my place in


  3. Brent Legault Brent Legault says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFI was with King for the first few chapters in spite of the occasional cornball line I thought he might collect those too And I'm sympathetic to anyone who devotes the hours and days and years to such impractical activity But about ha


  4. Carrie Carrie says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFI had really high hopes for this book and there were moments that were everything I'd hoped for but mostly I found the whole thing rather dull almost shockingly so And sometimes quite repetitive Ultimately Davies can't seem to decide whether what he's doing is perfectly reasonable and no big deal or whether he wants us all to see how absolutely cool and strange he is Also although he alludes to having had therapy and seems quite well read he never address


  5. Susana Susana says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFReally an autobiography in very academic language which is not what I expected


  6. Christina Christina says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFIf you want to read an autobiography of a collector this is a good place to start King talks about his collection habits and how they have changed during his life and had an influence in it In some ways this is the typical tale of the


  7. Daphne Daphne says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFEither this book is really pretentious or I am not its intended audience Or I suppose bothThe author spends a lot of the book circling back to analytical thoughts about his collecting habit I can tell you what it boils down to objects have no inherent value above what we assign to them Also if what you are is lonely then you need people not objects There now you don't have to read the whole bookIt's puzzling to me because obviously this author can write There is a really excellent sestina in here and a paragraph riffing on the word putter in such a subtle way that I didn't figure out until the end of the paragraph what he was doing There are puns and riffing There is some simple concrete discussion of the author's life that was easy to read what he wore what people said what the landscape was like etcBut always there is the crushingly going nowhere analysis Also a lot of words on how my habit is total


  8. Boyd Boyd says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFI agree with everyone who was disappointed in this book Fascinating topic dull and self absorbed treatment by William Davies King I don't see how anyone could enjoy spending time inside what apparently is a rather sparsely furnished mind If you want to read a fabulous book biography rather than autobiography though about someone with a mania for collecting peculiar detritus read Deborah Solomon's UTOPIA PARKWAY a life of Joseph Cornell It has the added attraction of being about a genius


  9. Vickie Vickie says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFI liked the way this book started out While reading this book I found myself alternately wanting to collect some obscure thing the waxed inter packing of cereal and other food boxes?or getting a dump box and throwing out every item in my house I no longer use The later part of the book where King tries to come to terms with his collecting I found cumbersome As if the over abundance of objects in his world resulted in an over abundance of words The final chapter does wrap in up in a way that makes the book a worth while read


  10. Kate Kate says:

    Collections of Nothing PDF/EPUB î Collections of collections ebok, nothing mobile, Collections of download, Collections of Nothing PDFSome parts are wonderfully written some parts are too much My general sense of Dave King is that he is a genius but that I would hate him I like the idea paying attention and finding value in mundane things such as security envelopes see cover which isn't exactly what he is saying but that's what I am taking to my life His treatment of personal relationships and horrible cruelty about his sister were very offputting which is why I didn't give 5 stars I bet that a lot of people will f


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