Monday, July 24, 2017

Thieves' Fondness for Philosophers

The Guardian reports: "At the London Review Bookshop, John Clegg reports a fondness for philosophers. “Our most-stolen authors, in order, are Baudrillard, Freud, Nietzsche, Graham Greene, Lacan, Camus, and whoever puts together the Wisden Almanack. The appetite for Greene (which seems to have died down a little now) was particularly surprising, but I suppose they identify with Pinkie,” said Clegg." I wouldn't have considered Greene a philosopher, but Baudrillard, Nietzsche, and Lacan surprising--especially as most of these thieves sell them again on "the internets" (and probably don't first read them).

2 comments:

Michael Leddy said...

I've read that in the U.S., books by Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac are the most frequently stolen. I know at least one bookstore that kept those three up by the register. Surprising to see so much variety in this article.

MK said...

Interesting!