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The books share the fact that their authors have employed the word ‘glass’ as a metaphor to establish or visualise the story that their book contains. Within this collection, a wide variety of ideas exist, from references to material qualities such as glasses fragility (Shattering Glass), transparency (The Glass Barrier), or the potential threat posed by the material (Walking on Glass). 

Many references are repeated across the archive, different book titles employing the metaphor of glass in similar ways (The Glass Cage, The Glass Cell, or The Man in the Glass Booth), this repetition of similar ideas across the archive seems to confirm key characteristics of the material. But the archive also contains examples which make strange and seemingly incongruous connections, these expand notions of material away from the physical, towards the fantastical or mythological (The Glass Dragon, or Dreams of Glass).

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