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A reading diary

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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While traveling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading (Goethe's Elective Affinities) seemed to reflect the social chaos of the world he was living in. An article in the daily paper would be suddenly illuminated by a passage in the novel a long reflection would be prompted by a single word. He decided to keep a record of these moments, rereading a book a month, and forming A Reading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Alberto Manguel; Alberto Manguel; Alberto Manguel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0312424450 9780312424459
OCLC Number: 63203963
Description: ix, 205 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Reading diary, a passionate reader's reflections on a year of books
Responsibility: Alberto Manguel.

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While traveling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading (Goethe's Elective Affinities) seemed to reflect the social chaos of the world he was living in. An article in the daily paper would be suddenly illuminated by a passage in the novel a long reflection would be prompted by a single word. He decided to keep a record of these moments, rereading a book a month, and forming A Reading Diary: a volume of notes, reflections, impressions of travel, of friends, of events public and private, all ellicited by his reading. From Don Quixote (August) to The Island of Dr. Moreau (February) to Kim (April), Manguel leads us on an enthralling adventure in literature and life, and demonstrates how, for the passionate reader, one is utterly inextricable from the other.

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