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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


A Fun Interview with Mercedes Fox

Hello out there.

One of the many enjoyable things about writing is getting to know new people. Here is an April interview with fellow writer and blogger, Mercedes Fox: 1.281 weitere Wörter


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


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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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


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