Schlagwörter » Alberto Manguel

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


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


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

271 weitere Wörter

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

Reading And Place

There are so many great places to read: cross-legged on the floor in the sunshine, wrapped in a fluffy blanket on a cold night, in the middle of an airport terminal. 357 weitere Wörter


Creation Is Power

In Chapter 9 of his A History of Reading, Alberto Manguel addresses „The Shape of the Book.“ He traces the physical history of written and printed books, from scrolls and papyrus to the printing press and beyond. 396 weitere Wörter