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The library at night

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2008, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by the process of creating a library for his home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. "Libraries have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I've been seduced by their labyrinthine logic." In this personal, deliberately unsystematic, and wide-ranging book, he offers a meditation on the meaning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 9780300139143 0300139144
OCLC Number: 183257292
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Canada : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Description: 373 p. : ill., port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The library as myth --
The library as order --
The library as space --
The library as power --
The library as shadow --
The library as shape --
The library as chance --
The library as workshop --
The library as mind --
The library as island --
The library as survival --
The library as oblivion --
The library as imagination --
The library as identity --
The library as home.
Responsibility: Alberto Manguel.

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Illuminating the mysteries of libraries, the author ponders the doomed library of Alexandria as well as the personal libraries of Charles Dickens and Jorge Luis Borges. He recounts stories of people  Read more...

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"Like Montaigne's essays and Borges's fables, Manguel's ruminations on libraries are inviting, discursive, learned, playul, and imaginative."--;i>Papers of the Biliographical Society of Read more...

 
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