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What is constellated in our minds

“Essentially, every image is nothing but a dab of colour, a hunk of stone, a trick of light on the retina that triggers the illusion of discovery or recollection, just as we are nothing more than a multiplicity of infinitesimal spirals in whose molecules, we are told, every one of our traits and tremors are contained. noch 93 Wörter


Reading, a diary

I’ve been re-reading Alberto Manguel’s A Reading Diary in preparation for my workshop at the Guardian’s Reading for Pleasure conference.

Here, Manguel responds to the news that his neighbour Barbara, died the night before: … noch 593 Wörter


Guides to Elsewhere: transcendent travels

My brother travels a lot; he has been all around the world and he has a talent in changing flats, countries and time zones without losing his thirst for adventures. noch 283 Wörter

Book Art

The work of art remains always outside its critical appreciation

“If the world revealed in a work of art remains always outside that work, the work of art remains always outside its critical appreciation. “Form,” writes Balzac, “in its representations, is what it is among us: just a trick to communicate ideas, feelings, a vast expanse of poetry. noch 124 Wörter


Words constantly flow beyond the framework of a page

“Unlike pictures, written words constantly flow beyond the framework of a page: a book’s covers do not establish the boundaries of a text, which never exists entirely as a physical whole, only in snatches or summaries. noch 174 Wörter


A Reading Diary : A Year of Favourite Books by Alberto Manguel

Title: A Reading Diary: A Year of Favourite Books
Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Canongate
ISBN: 978-1841958217
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Books, Reading
Pages: 272
Source: Personal Copy… noch 391 Wörter


Storytelling exists in time, pictures in space

“Formally, storytelling exists in time, pictures in space. During the Middle Ages, a single painted panel could depict a narrative sequence, incorporating the flow of time into the confines of a spatial frame, as in our modern comic strips, with the same character appearing repeatedly in one unifying landscape as he or she progresses through the picture’s plot. noch 83 Wörter