I am a compulsive re-reader, then book-borrower, collector, bibliophile, bibliomaniac, bibliohysteric and now accumulator…
Over the last fifty years I seem to have transformed myself from a mere reader, to compulsive re-reader, then book-borrower, collector, bibliophile, bibliomaniac, bibliohysteric and now accumulator.
My main collecting interest is the now almost forgotten American Man of Letters Edouard Roditi. (Born Paris, 1910. Died Cadiz 1992). And then : The Camondo Family, Léon Pierre-Quint and Editions du Sagittaire.
Since 1978 I have attempted to compile a complete bibliography (whatever can that be ?) of my hero’s various publications and translations. This list now contains two thousand five hundred items.
Here is a list of Edouard Roditi’s published books with a few sections from the unpublished autobiography.
Here is a list of my other collecting interests or harmless hobbies.
The Horseshoe Group : Hugh Kingsmill, Malcolm Muggeridge and Hesketh Pearson.
As a supplement I have Michael Holroyd. (I might run out of reading material).
These historians, philosophers, researchers or what have you.
Norman Cohn, A. James Gregor, James Parkes, Léon Poliakov, Pierre-André Taguieff.
These bibliomaniacs : Fernand Fleuret, Friedrich S. Krauss, G. Legman, Louis Perceau, Pascal Pia.
Alfred Fabre-Luce. French Memoirist, Biographer Pamphleteer and Occasional Novelist.
Robert Briffault. Anthropologist, pamphleteer, novelist, whirling dervish.