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Title:A History of Reading
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Alberto Manguel
Publisher:Penguin Books
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Number of Pages:372
Category:Non fiction, History, Books about books

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A History of Reading At one magical instant in your early childhood the page of a book b b that string of confused alien ciphers b b shivered into meaning Words spoke to you gave up their secrets at that moment whole universes opened You became irrevocably a reader Noted essayist Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the year old conversation between words and that magician without whom the book would be a lifeless object the reader Manguel lingers over reading as seduction as rebellion as obsession and goes on to trace the never before told story of the reader s progress from clay tablet to scroll codex to CD ROM

City of Endless Night, Dark in Death

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