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The library at night

Autore: Alberto Manguel
Editore: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2008, ©2006.
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 9780300139143 0300139144 9780300151305 0300151306
Numero OCLC: 183257292
Note: Reprint. Originally published: Canada : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Descrizione: 373 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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