Esa incomodidad resulto el punto de partida de la busqueda y recuperacion de aproximadamente 700 volumenes de libros que habian pertenecido a su biblioteca personal o, al fondo general de la Biblioteca y que presentaban marginalia
de Jorge Luis Borges.
History, Islamic studies, and other scholars from Europe, Africa, and the US address writing supports like paper and wooden tablets; the layout and marginalia
of manuscripts; practices of writing and issues of authorship in Kilwa, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of Congo; and written cultures in Cameroon, Mali, South Africa, and Nigeria.
Case in point: over the past year or so, I've spent a great deal of time at the Mark Twain Papers examining his marginalia
in the work of Francis Parkman, the eminent 19th century historian of the American West.
Expertly presenting a range of evidence from score manuscripts and marginalia
to office memos and Personal correspondence, Dr.
, damages, repairs, signatures, and binding are the signs of the individuals and institutions that read, revered, rejected, and coveted it, and are rewarding subjects for the history of reading.
He also cites some marginalia
and underlining in her "significant collection of Cassirer's works," but we only learn which ones she owed in a footnote and we never learn what the marginalia
says (3; 189).
One of the challenges of working with a writer's library is interpreting the marginalia
. In Modern Manuscripts, Dirk Van Hulle addresses marginalia
as one of several genres that record writers' thoughts.
Found poetry is consistent with Whitman's comment in his marginalia
that "all kinds of light reading, novels, newspapers, gossip etc., serve as manure for the few great productions and are indispensable or perhaps are premises to something better." That easy-to-overlook "etc." contained a lot: scientific and pseudo-scientific treatises, historical studies, geographies, self-help manuals on learning to swim, and thousands and thousands of pages of newsprint, a surprising number of them preserved by Whitman himself and ultimately by the Library of Congress and other repositories.
He hosts several academic podcasts at Marginalia
Review of Books, Religious Studies News, New Books in Religion, and New Books in Islamic Studies.
Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia
, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries provides an unusual literary focus on the slips of paper, highlights, inscriptions, and relics of book readers, and gathers seven dozen essays written in response to 'library ephemera', which is defined as personal and university collections.
The second appendix provides a thirty-five page primary source bibliography of Melville's original works including poems, theological works, letters, manuscripts and marginalia
, and even misattributed and lost works.