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Review of "Reading Pictures" by Alberto Manguel, nthposition 2003

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Its almost become a cliché to cite Frank Zappa’s (alleged) quote that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” when decrying the tendency of music writing to hyperbole and the piling up of adjectives in an attempt to capture the uncapturable. noch 920 Wörter

Book Review


Vimos ao mundo como se entrássemos numa biblioteca. […] Somos animais narrativos, que sobrevivem graças à imaginação e através da linguagem.

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- Alberto Manguel

Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.


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Alberto Manguel: On the Ends of Reading

“Reading is a craft that can never be fully accomplished. Even if every syllable of a text were to be analyzed and interpreted to its fullest extent, the obstinate reader would still be left with the readings of those who preceded him or her and which, like the tracks of animals in the woods, form a new text whose narrative and meaning are also open to perusal.

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