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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Libraries, real or fictitious, have appeared in numerous works of fiction.

Numerous writers have developed the theme of the ideal library. The Argentinian poet and novelist Jorge Luis Borges is one of the more illustrious examples. Some imaginary libraries contain real books, others, also called Biblia abiblia consist of books that have never existed.


(Anne-Marie Chaintreau et René Lemaître, Drôle de bibliothèques... Le thème de la bibliothèque dans la littérature et le cinéma, Ed. du Cercle de la Librairie, 1993.)

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