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Interview With A Collectorby J.
The interview that follows is with a man who has amassed what must be one of the largest collections in the world of manuscripts, published works, and videos dealing with his interest in amputees.
Q: First of all I would like you to tell me about the extent of your collection. What sort of material does it contain?
Q: What subjects does the collection deal with?
Q: How many items does it contain?
Q: I'm surprised you didn't mention published books or magazines. Is this because the supply of such material is so short, or is it just that you are not interested in it?
Q: It must be hard to keep track of so much material. How do you store it? Is it catalogued?
Q: When did you start collecting?
Q: Did you start out with the intention of collecting or did it just gradually grow?
Q: Something must have happened to start things off. Tell me about the first item in your collection. Can you remember how you came across it, and what it felt like to obtain it?
Q: Have you similar collections dealing with other interests?
Q: Can you remember a particular incident that made you aware of your interest in amputees?
Q: How old were you?
Q: Tell me about her. What was she like?
Q: Looking back, did you find her erotically stimulating or was the feeling more of tenderness or even pity?
Q: Do you think that she was aware that you found her attractive?
Q: Tell me something about yourself.
Q: What are the sources of the material you collect?
Q: Do you know of other collectors?
Q: Do you buy and sell or just exchange material?
Q: Are collectors organised in groups?
Q: No. Do you regard the material you collect, primarily as erotica?
Q: How much of your time do you spend collecting material?
Q: Do you travel far in search of material to add to your collection?
Q: How much money do you spend on your collection in a year?
Q: There must be number of sources producing material commercially. About how many do you deal with regularly?
Q: Do you interact socially with amputees?
Q: Are the amputees you interact with socially aware of their attractiveness to you, or do you keep quiet about that aspect of your personality?
Q: Do you feel guilty about your feelings?
Q: Have you ever felt guilty about your feelings?
Q: Do you regard your feelings as being appropriate subjects for medical or psychological treat ment?
Q: You have told me that you wish to remain anonymous. I'd like to explore this. Is your interest secret from your immediate circle?
Q: Or is it secret only from the community at large?
Q: Do you wish to remain anonymous because you feel that you are doing something shameful by being a devotee or because you fear the social consequences of being identified as someone with eccentric interests?
Q: Is your interest really secret from your family, or is it something that you just don't talk about? Do you think that your wife can be unaware of the fact that you spend a couple of hours a week doing something private that she is excluded from?
Q: Do you think it would be disastrous to family relationships if the other members were forced to confront your secret?
Q: Let's return to your collection. Tell me about the jewel of your collection. What is it?
I'd like to conclude by thanking our collector for sharing with us his interests and his feelings about them.
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