A History Of Reading


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A History Of Reading

A History Of Reading 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
Category: Literary Criticism

A History Of Reading

A History Of Reading 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
Category: History

A History Of Reading

A History Of Reading 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.
Category: History

A History Of Reading

A History Of Reading 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.
Category: Books and reading
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