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Our Bliss with Books: A Fall Writing and Reading Course

I have sometimes dreamt that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards — their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble — the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when He sees us coming with our books under our arms, ‘Look, these need no reward.  364 weitere Wörter

Book Of Mev

The Last Page, A History Of Reading.

A gratifying assignment.

I can’t really compare this assignment with any other, since it’s my first one in college. But the truth is, I was a bit worried about its meaning and what I was supposed to do. 969 weitere Wörter

Book Sequences: Quirks and Perks

Quote: Books are transformed by the sequence in which they are read.

— Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Start simple: the meaning of words is transformed by the sequence in which the words are read.

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To Quote: Quirks and Perks

Quote: During the student revolts that shook the world in the late 1960s, one of the slogans shouted at the lecturers at the University of Heidelberg was Here wird nicht zitiert!, “No quoting here!” The students were demanding original thought; they were forgetting that to quote is to continue a conversation from the past in order to give context to the present.

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The Library at Night

Author: Alberto Manguel
Title: The Library at Night
Publisher: Yale University Press
Year of publication: 2006
Place of publication: Canada
Place of purchase: Jaipur
Purchase cost: 163 weitere Wörter


Snippet: Formentor prize to Alberto Manguel

The Argentine-Canadian author Alberto Manguel (Buenos Aires, 1948) is the winner of the 2017 Premio Formentor de las Letras in recognition of his work in total as „one of the most lucid inquiries in the organic history of world literature,“ according to the jury. 501 weitere Wörter