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Book Review: A History Of Reading by Alberto Manguel


TheBreakaway | BreakawayConciousness
Zy Marquiez
April 17, 2017

„Real books disgust the totalitarian mind because they generate uncontrollable mental growth – and it cannot be monitored.“ 986 weitere Wörter

News

The Ideal Reader: Quirks and Perks

The ideal reader wishes both to get to the end of the book and to know that the book will never end.
Alberto Manguel, 

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Literary Quote

The Written Word: Quirks and Perks

On metaphors, quotations, and the continuity of literature, while the world and the times change. From one of the best books about books, A Reader on Reading,  111 weitere Wörter

Literary Quote

Of single stories and absolute books

In this wonderful TED talk, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes, very eloquently, what she calls „The danger of the single story“. This is the danger of reading the world, and particularly Others, in a one-dimensional way. 281 weitere Wörter

Censorship

Rose Recommends: February | Reading about Reading

It’s hard to believe February is almost over. 2017 has been quite an exciting year so far for me. The 3 classes I’m taking for grad school are some of the best I’ve taken yet, and today I’m recommending one of my readings from class! 498 weitere Wörter

Recommendations

„The urge to possess a book, to be its sole owner, is a species of covetousness unlike any other.“ Albert Manguel, History of Reading…

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Books

A journey into the universe of libraries

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel

As I’m someone who’s fairly obsessive about books it would come as no surprise that I’d be keen on reading books about books! 952 weitere Wörter