January 11, 2010
I’ve recently contributed an article to the new book-collecting portal called Hyraxia on how my book collection evolved when I began collecting the first editions of W.G. Sebald. Rather than reprint the article here, I’ll send you to Hyraxia where you can explore the site for yourself.
But, in answer to the obvious question, no, I don’t know what Hyraxia means. A hyrax, according to Wikipedia, is a species of “fairly small, thickset, herbivorous mammals.” They are, curiously enough, perhaps the closest living relatives to the elephant. Right now, I’d trade one of my cats for a hyrax.