Sunday, December 31, 2006

If you were on the Supreme Court...

Would you bookplate this book?

I'd like to think that if I were so accomplished, and I wanted to read the sequal to "The Bridges of Madison County," I would pretend I'd gotten it as a gift, read it, then give it away.

Who is thinking of buying Burger's copy of Minneapolis Institute of the Arts' catalogue from a show they did featuring art forgeries.


Anonymous said...

Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend is possibly even worse than Bridge of Madison County, but it's not a sequel. The sequel to Bridges was A Thousand Country Roads.

Anonymous said...

It occurred to me that perhaps Burger's own hand didn't add those bookplates. I fathom that he had a very large personal library, and could have used younger help to tag his books. Some intern or student would dutifully add a boookplate to each one, regardless of what it was.

Eh, just a thought.

Anonymous said...

I'd tend to agree with cerulean's hypothesis, particularly given that Burger was almost 90 when "Slow Waltz" came out and someone inflicted a copy on him. He was breathlessly awaiting the latest adventures of middle aged Midwester lovers, I don't think.