The Library of Unrequited Love
Publish date: February 14th 2013
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Pages no: 95
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, French Literature
, Short Stories
A novella translated from the French, The Library of Unrequited Love takes the form of a librarian's monologue to - or, rather, at - a reader locked in overnight. It's a bittersweet little book about loneliness, literature and love, with the unnamed librarian hankering after a researcher named Marti...
I learned. I laughed. I highlighted. I really enjoyed this little read. I will definitely read it again. If you love books, libraries and laughter I say give it a go.
Read from August 13 to 14, 2014 — I own a copy This is short story about a dull, lonely, modest woman who happens to work in the Geography section of a library. The Geography section of this particular library is housed in the basement. One morning before the library has opened, the woman discover...
This is an interesting concept - a brief novella which is purely and simply a diatribe from a downtrodden but ultimately rebellious librarian. It's a brave book therefore, but it's let down by the sheer lack of paragraphs and the sense of well-trodden cliche that hovers over the first half to three-...
I had just opened "The Library of Unrequited Love" and read the dedication page, when I knew I was going to love it. It only took one sentence to win me over completely:"To all those men and women who will always find a place for themselves in a library more easily than in society, I dedicate this e...