Links, Excerpts, Reviews

Reviews (in chronological order, roughly)

Review of Collections of Nothing, Times Higher Education, June 19, 2008

Review of Collections of Nothing in “Books Briefly Noted,” New Yorker, July 7, 2008

Review of Collections of Nothing, readerville.com—July 1, 2008

Review of Collections of Nothing, omnivoracious.com—July 1, 2008

Sara Nelson, “Introducing the Never-Heard-Of Must-Read,” Publisher’s Weekly, July 2, 2008

Henry Alford, “The Curator,” New York Times Book Review, July 27, 2008

Colin Marshall, “Wheaties and Nothingness: UCSB Professor William Davies King’s Collections of Nothing,” Santa Barbara Independent, 22:131 (July 17-24, 2008)

Leslie Westbrook, [Santa Barbara] Daily Sound, July 24, 2008

Dawoud Bey, “Why Do We Collect?” Art Talk Chicago, July 25, 2009

Janice Harayda, “Why Do People Collect Stamps, Beer Mugs or First Editions of Novels? William Davies King Answers in Collections of Nothing,” August 12, 2008  oneminutebookreviews.wordpress.com

Richard J. Cox, “The Strange World of Collecting,” reading archives.blogspot,com—August 14, 2008

David Banash, “Collection Obsession: William Davies King’s Collections of Nothing,” PopMatters, August 15, 2008

Martha Beck, Review of Collections of Nothing, corduroybooks.wordpress.com—August 16, 2008

Robert Birnbaum, “Reading Collections of Nothing,” The Morning Newswww.themorningnews.org—August 18, 2008

“Why Are Some of Us Cursed with the Need to Collect Radios?” herculodge.typepad.com, August 18, 2008

Julia Keller, Review of The Thing Itself and Collections of Nothing, Chicago Tribune, August 31, 2008

Reprinted in Newsday, Baltimore Sun, Tri-City Herald

Susan Schwartz, “Collectibles Offer the Thrill of the Hunt and a Sense of Belonging,”  Montreal Gazette, September 1, 2008

John Sutherland, “Collective Instinct,” Financial Times, October 4, 2008

Elizabeth Ryan, Review of Collections of Nothing, Utne Reader, November-December 2008 http://www.utne.com/2008-11-01/Arts/Utne-Reader-Book-Reviews-November-December-2008.aspx

Christina Stind, review of Collections of Nothing, goodreads.com, December 13, 2008

M. L. Van Valkenburgh, Review of Collections of Nothing, [Chicago) Beachwood Reporter, December 16, 2008. Also reprinted in Charleston City Paper.

William Leith, “Collections of Nothing: Beyond the Wildest Dreams,” The Spectator, December 16, 2008

Rachel Toor, Review of Collections of Nothing, Ploughshares, Fall 2009

James Bell, Review of Collections of Nothing, torontoreads.wordpress.com, February 9, 2009

Sarah Burke, “Overcollected: Reading William Davies King’s Collections of Nothing,” www.bookslut.com, March 5, 2009

Gregory McNamee, “The Curse of Books,” Encyclopedia Brittanica Blog, www.britannica.com, March 25, 2009

Dale Rigby, “Acquisition Disquisition,” American Book Review, March-April 2009

David Profumo, “The World Sucks Rocks: Collections of Nothing,” Literary Review, April 2009, 35-36

Review of Collections of Nothing, April 14, 2009 www.polymath07.blogspot.com

Review of Collections of Nothing, www.esmereldasbookthing.blogspot.com, April 15, 2009

Review of Collections of Nothing, “From un collecteur to uncollector,” www.thanksgivingisruined.blogspot.com, May 13, 2009

Sarah James, “The Incompleat Completist,” www.popkrazy.com, January 12, 2010

Linda McCullough Moore, “’To Collect Is to Write a Life’: Intimations of hope fulfilled in the memoir of a man who treasures trash,” Books & Culture: A Christian Review, www.booksandculture.com, February 26, 2010

Review of Collections of Nothing, sweetiepiepress.blogspot.com, March 21, 2010

John Latta, Review of Collections of Nothing, Isola di Rifiuti, May 18, 2010

Robin Nagle, “Collecting? Or Hoarding?” Discard Studies, blog at wordpress.com, August 29, 2010

 

Collateral Publications, etc.

“Suited for Nothing: Collecting Second Hand,” in Contemporary Collecting: Objects, Practices, and the Fate of Things, edited by Kevin Moist and David Banash (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Excerpt printed in Harper’s , 316:1896 (May 2008), 27-28

William Davies King, “Nothing to Speak About, essay on University of Chicago Press site, http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/437002_essay.html

Excerpt on DesignObserver.com, July 14, 2008

Televised review of the book on Current TV, July 31, 2008 http://current.com/groups/on-current-tv/89155406_collections-of-nothing.htm

Interview on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC, August 6, 2008

Interview by Pat Morrison on “The Pat Morrison Show,” KPCC, August 19, 2008

Webcast interview by Deborah Harper for Psychjourney—www.psychjourneypodcast.com—September 8, 2008

Interview by Marty Weil on Ephemera: The World of Old Paper, http://ephemera.typepad.com/ephemera/2008/12/collections-of.html December 3, 2008

“A Passion for Stuff: Collections of Nothing,” website of Talk of the Nation, www.npr.org, December 30, 2008

Interview by Neil Conan on “Talk of the Nation,” NPR, January 4, 2009

David Starkey interview on “The Creative Community,” January 16, 2009

Excerpt printed in Museum, 88:1 (January/February 2009), 48-53

Interview by Harry Rinker on “Whatcha Got?” syndicated radio show, February 1, 2009

Profiled by Theresa Shadrix, Longleaf Style Magazine, Spring 2009

Pauline Lubens, “A Whole Lot of Nothing,” Audio slideshow profile on website of the Chronicle of Higher Education, September 7, 2009

William Davies King, “Recollecting Nothing,” PowellsBooks.Blog (September 29, 2009)—essay about writing the book at http://www.powells.com/blog/?p=8494

Interviewed by Sandra M. Jones for “Virtual museums gain curators, viewers,” Chicago Tribune, February 13, 2010

Interviewed on film for a documentary on collecting by Meredith Chang and Paul Vlachos—not sure when the film will be finished

Interviewed on film for “Obsessive Possessives” by Louisa Achille—produced by Radio Alice  See trailer

"Suited for Nothing: Collecting Secondhand," in Contemporary Collecting: Objects, Practices, and the Fate of Things, ed. by Kevin M. Moist and David Banash (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2013), 81-98. http://www.amazon.com/Contemporary-Collecting-Objects-Practices-Things/dp/0810891131/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372266207&sr=8-1&keywords=david+banash