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"All these lovers of books have themselves become books!": Leigh Hunt in his Library

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George features writer Leigh Hunt, who offers a picture of Romantic-era books for whom the acts of collecting, sharing, and reading books created a unique space between person and book, subject and object, imagination and reality. She argues that Hunt recognized a psychic life in the printed page with which he could communicate and identify, ultimately aspiring to become a book himself. Among other things, she charts Hunt's relationship to books at different points in his life, revealing crucial points at which Hunt's relationship with books were the subject of the inter-subjective fantasy in which his texts became "alive" with persons, feelings, and convictions.

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