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|Title||:||A Reader on Reading|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press|
|Number of Pages||:||320|
|Category||:||Books about books, Non fiction, Essays, Writing|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Reader on Reading In this major collection of his essays Alberto Manguel whom George Steiner has called the Casanova of reading argues that the activity of reading in its broadest sense defines our species We come into the world intent on finding narrative in everything writes Manguel landscape the skies the faces of others the images and words that our species create Reading our own lives and those of others reading the societies we live in and those that lie beyond our borders reading the worlds that lie between the covers of a book are the essence of i A Reader on Reading i .
The thirty nine essays in this volume explore the crafts of reading and writing the identity granted to us by literature the far reaching shadow of Jorge Luis Borges to whom Manguel read as a young man and the links between politics and books and between books and our bodies The powers of censorship and intellectual curiosity the art of translation and those numinous memory palaces we call libraries also figure in this remarkable collection For Manguel and his readers words in spite of everything lend coherence to the world and offer us a few safe places as real as paper and as bracing as ink to grant us room and board in our passage