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Title:The Library at Night
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Alberto Manguel
Publisher:Yale University Press
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:373
Category:Non fiction, Books about books, History, Essays

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Library at Night Inspired by creating a library for his fifteenth century home near the Loire in France the author tours from his childhood bookshelves to the Internet from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world from China and Rome to Google He ponders the doomed library of Alexandria and personal libraries of Charles Dickens Jorge Luis Borges and others .

He recounts stories of people who have struggled against tyranny to preserve freedom of thought the Polish librarian who smuggled books to safety as the Nazis began their destruction of Jewish libraries the Afghani bookseller who kept his store open through decades of unrest Oral memory libraries kept alive by prisoners libraries of banned books the imaginary library of Count Dracula a library of books never written

City of Endless Night, Dark in Death

The Library at Night, All Men Are Liars, With Borges, A Reader on Reading, Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey: A Biography (Books That Changed the World), A History of Reading, Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature, The City of Words, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books