Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books.
Jackson's love of marginalia is never suppressed in this enlightening study. From the historical, cultural, and psychological nuances of writing in the margins, to the writings themselves, all are presented with great wit and deep understanding. Of course Hester Thrale Piozzi is here, as well as many other famous writers, and lesser known scribblers. Favorite quote (about erasing): "If you are so fastidious that you could not bring yourself to give shelf room to an annotated book, then you ought to pass it on as soon as you can to someone who will give the notes a bit of attention -- at the very least, read them through - before taking a life-or-death decision." Yale University Press. 2001. Hb, Dj. NEW. $12.00