"I can't stop acquiring books..."
December 20, 2011 8:36 AM   Subscribe

The Library: [SLYT] A film by Sergey Stefanovich. A journey through Duncan Fallowell's library which has spilled over into every available space and become an art installation in its own right. With the writer talking.
posted by Fizz (8 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Duncan Fallowell
posted by stbalbach at 10:02 AM on December 20, 2011

Books do furnish a room. Quite a collection — although I didn’t notice any Mickey Spillane or Stephen King (or even the very English Agatha Christie) in there. Anyway, thanks for the post. That is what my house would look like if my wife was not around.

Having learned about Mr. Fallowell only from that short film, I would never have guessed this, from stbalbach’s link: ”Fallowell admitted to being offered the role of lead singer in Can, after the departure of Damo Suzuki in 1973. After a ‘long dark night of the soul,’ he decided to turn the invitation down.”

p.s. Thanks to Some1, in this post, I was happy to learn about the bibliophibians.
posted by LeLiLo at 12:31 PM on December 20, 2011

Wonderful, thanks for posting!
posted by carter at 1:33 PM on December 20, 2011

This is grand, why isn't everyone flipping out about how great this is. Thanks!
posted by jessamyn at 2:30 PM on December 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

That is what my house would look like if my wife was not around.
Yes, that. My apartment before my marriage. Down to ~four thousand now.
posted by lathrop at 2:38 PM on December 20, 2011

I watched this after culling and packing my books for the third time this year, it saddens me i wont have this many.
posted by PinkMoose at 2:46 PM on December 20, 2011

There's something to be said about the kind of off-hand snooty voice he has. It's not his fault, he clearly comes from privilege.

I just find it amusing, because it's the quintessential snooty old british man voice! Harumph....
posted by Fizz at 5:07 AM on December 21, 2011

"Respect can be a very suffocating emotion" struck me as quite insightful.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:36 AM on December 21, 2011

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