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Author by : Alberto Manguel Languange Used : en Release Date : 2012-11-13 Publisher by : Vintage Canada ISBN : 9780307364197 File Size : 46,6 Mb Total Download : 831
In this marvelous book, acclaimed around the world, Alberto Manguel takes us on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a reader of books. A History of Reading is a brilliant reminder of why we cherish the act of reading—despite distractions throughout the ages, from the Inquisition to the lures of cyberspace. He shows us what happens when we read; who we become; and how reading teaches us how to live. He reminds us that we live in books as well as among them—how we find our own stories in books, and traces of our lives. He shows us how our reading habits have developed over the c
Author by : Alberto Manguel Languange Used : en Release Date : 2014-08-26 Publisher by : Penguin ISBN : 9780698178977 File Size : 40,9 Mb Total Download : 807
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
Author by : Steven R. Fischer Languange Used : en Release Date : 2004 Publisher by : Reaktion Books ISBN : 1861892098 File Size : 50,6 Mb Total Download : 891
This final volume in the trilogy Language / Writing / Reading traces the complete story of reading from the time when symbol first became sign through to the electronic texts of the present day. After describing the ancient forms of reading and the various modes that were necessary to understand different writing systems and scripts, Steven Roger Fischer covers China, Japan, the Americas and elsewhere, and examines the forms and developments of completely divergent dimensions of reading." --book jacket.
Author by : Alberto Manguel Languange Used : en Release Date : 1997 Publisher by : London : Flamingo ISBN : 0006546811 File Size : 45,7 Mb Total Download : 399
This is an intimate study of the art and craft of reading from prehistory to the present. The author meticulously traces the history of reading from the earliest examples of the clay tablets to today's digital revolution.