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A History of Reading free pdf At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book--that string of confused, alien ciphers--shivered into meaning, and at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. Noted essayist and editor Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the six-thousand-year-old conversation between words and that hero without whom the book would be a lifeless object: the reader. Manguel brilliantly covers reading as seduction, as rebellion, and as obsession and goes on to trace the quirky and fascinating history of the reader's progress from clay tablet to scroll, codex to CD-ROM.

About Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel is a writer, a translator, and an editor of international reputation- his many books include "The Dictionary of Imaginary Places" (with Gianni Guadalupi), the award-winning novel "News From a Foreign Country Came," and the short story anthologies "Black Water, The Gates of Paradise," and (with Craig Stephenson) "In""Another Part of the Forest. "Born in Buenos Aires, Manguel has traveled extensively and is now a Canadian citizen.

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Author : Alberto Manguel
Publisher : The Penguin Press
Data Published : 26 August 2014
ISBN : 0143126717
EAN : 9780143126713
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 372 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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