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The library at night

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print 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
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0300139144 9780300139143 9780300151305 0300151306
OCLC Number: 871320814
Description: 373 pages : illustrations ; 23 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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Offers a captivating meditation on the meaning of libraries. This title conducts a library tour that extends from the author's childhood bookshelves to the 'complete' libraries of the Internet, from  Read more...

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"The book contains fifteen essays that posit the library 'as myth,' 'as shape,' 'as island,' and the like. Manguel has assembled thumbnail biographies, entertaining anecdotes, close readings, and Read more...

 
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